When faced with having to distinguish similar pairs of meanings, speakers adjust their colexification preference to maintain efficient communication.
According to researchers, a person's cultural background influences their language changes when they enter into a deceptive statement.
A new study reports there is no difference in the amount of time it takes people from different countries to read and process information in different languages.
Living in a linguistically diverse environment helps promote more effective learning of new languages for monolingual people.
Using neuroimaging and Alice in Wonderland, researchers identify how the temporal lobe supports an unconscious language parsing process.
Children who swim or participate in other motor movement-focused exercises were 13% more accurate in vocabulary tests than children who did not engage in exercise. Researchers say movement-focused exercises can help with the encoding of new words in children.
US Senate candidate, John Fetterman, who suffered a stroke earlier this year, has been criticized by the opposition for his performance in recent broadcasts and in this week's debate. Following his stroke, Fetterman developed aphasia, auditory processing, and speech issues which have led some to question his fitness for office. While aphasia and auditory processing disorders can make the speech of sufferers difficult to understand, they do not imply cognitive impairments. Researchers shed light on aphasia and stroke recovery, reporting auditory processing symptoms as a result of stroke do not alter one's intelligence, behavior, or other executive abilities.
A new study reports early exposure to a language influences how the brain processes sounds from a second language later in life.