Our brains work harder to process information when we read about movement in a way that is not typical of our native languages.
Working memory for language processing can be provided by the down-regulation of neural excitability in response to external input.
Study reports it may be possible to detect the onset and progression of Huntington's disease through linguistic changes in patients. Linguistic impairments often begin before the onset of other Huntington's symptoms.
Parents who speak to their infant in parentese, or baby-talk, help increase their child's language acquisition skills.
Linguistic analytic models found users who tweet about loneliness post significantly more frequently about mental health concerns, relationship problems, and insomnia.
Reviewing over thirty years of diaries from a patient diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, linguists discover how writing style changes as dementia progresses.