“She” goes missing from presidential language

Even when people believed Hillary Clinton would win the 2016 election, they did not use “she” to refer to the next president.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 8, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: linguistics politics language women research behavior school-of-science brain-and-cognitive-sciences national-institutes-of-health-nih




Putting neural networks under the microscope

Researchers pinpoint the “neurons” in machine-learning systems that capture specific linguistic features during translation tasks.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 1, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: machine-learning artificial-intelligence language research school-of-engineering electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs computer-science-and-technology algorithms computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail



How music lessons can improve language skills | MIT News

Study links piano education with better word discrimination by kindergartners.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
June 25, 2018 ~7 min

Tags:  language  music  research  school-of-science  brain-and-cognitive-sciences  mcgovern-institute

William Rodríguez: Helping others broaden their horizons | MIT News

MIT senior and Model UN leader William Rodríguez works to encourage the global exchange of ideas.

Fatima Husain | MIT News correspondent • mit
May 20, 2018 ~8 min

Tags:  international-development  language  economics  leadership  brazil  profile  students  school-of-science  global  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  undergraduate  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  misti  independent-activities-period  contests-and-academic-competitions

Cognitive scientists define critical period for learning language | MIT News

Study shows children remain adept learners until the age of 17 or 18.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
May 1, 2018 ~9 min

Tags:  language  learning  research  school-of-science  brain-and-cognitive-sciences  national-institutes-of-health-nih

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