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Article ID: 700066

New Research Shows How We Turn On & Off Languages—And that Doing So is Easier than Previously Thought

New York University

A team of researchers has uncovered the distinct computations that occur when we switch between different languages, a finding that provides new insights into the nature of bilingualism.

6-Sep-2018 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 699722

Salisbury University Senior Wins Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry

Salisbury University

A Salisbury University student raised on Maryland's Eastern Shore has won one of the United States’ most prominent literary prizes. Emma DePanise, who grew up in Queenstown, MD, is winner of the 2018 Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry.

29-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Arts and Humanities


Article ID: 699363

Children Take Longer to Learn Two Languages At Once Compared to Just One – Don’t Fret

Florida Atlantic University

Bilingual children from immigrant families are not two monolinguals in one. They develop each language at a slower pace because their learning is spread across two languages. A researcher shows strong evidence that the rate of language growth is influenced by the quantity of language input. She challenges the belief, held in and out of scientific circles that children are linguistic sponges who quickly absorb the language or languages they hear and become proficient speakers of both languages.

23-Aug-2018 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 698869

Researchers Find a Neural “Auto-Correct” Feature We Use to Process Ambiguous Sounds

New York University

Our brains have an “auto-correct” feature that we deploy when re-interpreting ambiguous sounds, a team of scientists has discovered. Its findings point to new ways we use information and context to aid in speech comprehension.

22-Aug-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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    16-Aug-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 698956

Language Acquisition in Toddlers Improved by Predictable Situations

Arizona State University (ASU)

Two year-old children were taught novel words in predictable and unpredictable situations. Children learned words significantly better in predictable situations.

14-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 698753

Discovery presents treatment hope for Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases

University of South Australia

There is new hope for the treatment of Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases following a ground-breaking discovery made by an Australian-Chinese research collaboration.

9-Aug-2018 1:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 698596

Lyric logic

West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Johanna Winant, an assistant professor of English at West Virginia University, has accepted a distinguished fellowship at the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Notre Dame to work on her book project on modern American poetry.

6-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Arts and Humanities, Education

Article ID: 697958

Mount Sinai and Novotalk Sign a Joint Venture Agreement to Bring Innovative Speech and Language Therapeutic Technologies to Patients

Mount Sinai Health System

On-demand (virtual) health solutions enable the patient to undergo a therapeutic process with a computer acting as a virtual clinician • The licensed clinicians supervise the process, leveraging mass data collection for clinical insights not otherwise available in a regular clinical setting • On-demand tele-therapy can be a more efficient and effective model, and directly contributes to reducing the economic burden of health

25-Jul-2018 11:00 AM EDT

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