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How does this word look to you?

By Weronika Walkowiak, research assistant with the Language Scientists In the captivating realm of linguistics and cognitive science, perception plays a significant role in shaping our understanding of things around us. Season two of The Language Scientists podcast starts with a fascinating episode that focuses on the intricacies of perception in context of language – […]

Keeping the brain tidy

It was previously believed that different languages are stored separately in the brain; the since criticised language switch hypothesis suggested that bilinguals were able to activate and deactivate languages, and thus the associated area of the brain. The findings of later experiments show the inaccuracy of this hypothesis. For example, in 1999 an eye-tracking study found […]