Expert: How Trump speaks in coded language to his base

In the run-up to the election, an expert breaks down the language President Donald Trump uses to speak to his base of voters.

Jarret Bencks-Brandeis • futurity
Oct. 29, 2020 ~5 min

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Fake ‘grammar’ shows apes get language basics

New research suggests that the cognitive elements of language developed more than 40 million years ago in our primate ancestors.

U. Zurich • futurity
Oct. 23, 2020 ~6 min

evolution language science-and-technology apes

Mask vs. muzzle: Even words are now polarized

Americans are essentially speaking separate, polarized languages, an analysis of words in cable news video comments indicates.

Byron Spice-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
Oct. 23, 2020 ~6 min

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How does being bilingual affect your brain? It depends on how you use language

Why the benefits of bilingualism aren't consistent.

Vincent DeLuca, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham • conversation
Oct. 6, 2020 ~6 min

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GPT-3: new AI can write like a human but don't mistake that for thinking – neuroscientist

Elon Musk's OpenAI has developed software that can produce human-like writing. Don't mistake that for true intelligence.

Guillaume Thierry, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, Bangor University • conversation
Sept. 17, 2020 ~6 min

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AI called GPT-3 can write like a human but don't mistake that for thinking – neuroscientist

Elon Musk's OpenAI has developed software that can produce human-like writing. Don't mistake that for true intelligence.

Guillaume Thierry, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, Bangor University • conversation
Sept. 17, 2020 ~6 min

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AI called GPT-3 can now write like a human without thinking like one

Elon Musk's OpenAI has developed software that can produce human-like writing. Don't mistake that for true intelligence.

Guillaume Thierry, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, Bangor University • conversation
Sept. 17, 2020 ~6 min

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The key to language is universal psychology, not universal grammar

Research on how children learn show we develop language skills by recycling other parts of our minds.

Paul Ibbotson, Lecturer in Developmental Psychology, The Open University • conversation
Aug. 21, 2020 ~7 min

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‘Invisible words’ reveal a blueprint for all stories

Small, seemingly invisible words like "a," "it," and "the," show up in similar ways across all kinds of stories, researchers have found.

Rachel White-UT Austin • futurity
Aug. 12, 2020 ~5 min

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