Well, it’s the end of the school year for me, which means this project and my blog are winding down. It’s been a really fantastic project, and… Read more “Wrap-Up”
A recent Public Radio International article chose to focus on something I can blog about: endangered cultures. In this interview with a Long Island reservation resident, the interviewee (Tina Tarrant)… Read more “Reviving A Dead Language: Shinnecock”
In this article from 2011, a group of MIT neuroscientists discovered that parts of the visual cortex – in other words, parts of the brain associated with… Read more “MIT on Brain Functions in Blindness”
The New York Times just published an interesting article on a music processing study by MIT, originally published in the journal Neuron. The areas of the brain relating… Read more “The Brain and Music: NYTimes”
This speech, delivered at the Bi-Directional Perspectives in the Cognitive Sciences Symposium in 2009, touches on a key relationship: the connection between the cognitive sciences, and cognitive linguistics.
In this study by Manuel Carreiras, Jorge Lopez, Francisco Rivero, and David Corina, the whistled language of Silbo Gomero is shown to activate the same language-processing (right-hemisphere)… Read more “Neural Processing of Whistled Languages”
In this study by Tessa Verhoef, Simon Kirby and Carol Padden, the effects of iterated learning of an artificial language indicate that combinatorial structure is not necessarily… Read more “Combinatorial Structure Emergence”