While being multilingual did not delay the onset of dementia for those at risk, nuns who spoke four or more languages were significantly less likely to develop dementia than those who spoke just one language.
Living in a linguistically diverse environment helps promote more effective learning of new languages for monolingual people.
According to a new machine learning algorithm, men are typically described in terms that refer to their behavior, while women are referred to in terms associated with physical appearance in fiction and non-fiction.
Both adults and young children assign a narrower interpretation to a word if it is exemplified by an atypical category member. The study sheds new light on how children learn to see, talk and understand the world around them.
The speed of spoken word recognition is affected by how the speaker talks. Study finds sound waves from the voice effectively transmit information beyond the lexical meaning of words.
Gestures and visual animation assist in allowing us to understand the cognitive origins of linguistic meanings.
A machine learning classifier identified, with over 65% accuracy, April Fools hoaxes and fake news stories. Based on the findings, researchers present guidelines for recognizing April Fools hoaxes and fake news stories in the media.
Problems with counterfactive interpretation in those with aphasia are associated with a reduction of propositional, lexical and syntactic cognition.
Using fNIRS, researchers discovered babies are able to pick out words from speech at as young as three days old.
Researchers report on how the brain is spurred into action by hearing certain words. They propose a new simulation theory that perceiving words can drive brain systems into states almost identical to what would be evoked by directly experiencing what the word describes.