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A rare brain disorder can entirely change the way you speak.
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  • 8 min.
Your selections: Language
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.
  • The Dana Foundation
Damage to certain parts of the brain can impair our ability to distinguish between related objects, like apples and oranges.
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  • 6 min
There’s not a single language area in the brain — different parts take care of different jobs.
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There are thousands of different languages in the world. Does dyslexia affect all of them the same way?
  • Knowing Neurons
Though mice don't use verbal language like we do, they still find a way to communicate.
  • Knowing Neurons
A typeface seeks to ease some of the challenges people with dyslexia face when reading.
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Learn what some species of songbird have taught us about vocal and motor learning.
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A rare brain disorder can entirely change the way you speak.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 8 min
Songbirds are one of the few known species who learn to speak (or sing) like we do. That makes them the perfect case study to learn about the origins of language in the brain.
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  • 5 min
When you talk with a friend, there is a separate conversation going on in your brain.
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