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Language Learning and the brain

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Learning a new language is perhaps the ultimate workout for the brain. With brain imaging neuroscientists can see activity involved in listening, understanding, speaking and remembering. Our research shows how brain activity during learning, and during overnight sleep afterwards, contribute to learning new words, figuring out grammar and gaining fluency. Based on these findings, I will offer brain-inspired tips for learning and teaching a second language.

This talk is part of the Cambridge University Linguistic Society series.

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