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You might struggle to learn new steps in your dance class, but your brain is working to ensure you nail the routine.
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The human brain is wired for complex communication — just right for moving speeches and zingy one-liners.
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Advances in imaging technology allow scientists to look at the wiring that helps us understand our surroundings.
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Curses, swears, and cussing are treated in a different way in our brains than our more proper and acceptable speech.
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Take a look at this new study about the ideal time frame for students to learn a second language.
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Theory of mind is our capacity to infer and understand others' actions.
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Signed languages are as complex as any other language, but the brain may treat them differently.
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Want to know how the brain works? Let these eight fundamental concepts guide your way.
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Almost all children reverse letters when they’re first learning to read and write. Children with dyslexia might not outgrow this behavior as quickly as their peers, but reading and writing backwards is not the basis of dyslexia.
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New research suggests that language tests could aid early diagnosis of debilitating dementia.
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Damage to certain parts of the brain can impair our ability to distinguish between related objects, like apples and oranges.
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There’s not a single language area in the brain — different parts take care of different jobs.
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