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Your Brain Knows The Difference Between Metaphors and Similes, Even if You Don’t

3 years agoOdd : Neatorama

Much to the chagrin of my high school English teacher, my classmates and I always got our metaphors and similes mixed up. But take heart, Mrs. Potter! It turns out that our brains did understand that there are differences between the two: Midori Shibata and colleagues at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan, asked 24 men [...]
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Relativity = relativism

Academics : Pharyngula (4 years ago)

That darn English language that makes words with different meanings sometimes sound similar — it always ends up confusing Christian conservatives of very little brain, whose depth of understanding can only be measured in micrometers... Read Post

Scientists Map What Your Brain Looks Like on English

Health : Healthland (11 months ago)

Ever wonder how your brain distinguishes all the sounds in a language? How does it know “b” is different from “z”? Researchers may now be closer to understanding how the brain processes sounds, or at least those made in English. Tak... Read Post

Brain Blogger Welcomes Dr. Clark as Psych Section Editor

Academics / Neuroscience : Brain Blogger (1 hour ago)

Carla Clark, PhD, has been a senior Brain Blogger contributor covering topics from forgetting of unwanted memories to back to school suicides. She is the co-author of Mind Your Head, a self-help book providing simple, evidence-based... Read Post

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