The meaning of language is represented in regions of the cerebral cortex known collectively as the “semantic system”. However, little of the semantic system has been mapped comprehensively, and the semantic selectivity of most regions is still unknown. Here we … Continue reading Semantic maps in the human brain
Interactive nodal network diagrams can offer some of the most well-supplied data exploration opportunities in the world of data graphics. The Macro Connections Group at MIT Media Lab released Global Language Network, an interactive visualization of the relationships among the world’s many … Continue reading Visualizing the Global Network of Languages
Almost two billion people study English as a non-native language – that’s nearly one in three people worldwide. In the developing world, English is less of a forein language skill but a tool synonymous with development, expanding a country’s economy, … Continue reading How’s your English?
As scientists unlock more of the neurological secrets of the bilingual brain, they’re learning that speaking more than one language may have cognitive benefits that extend from childhood into old age. Parlez vous francais? Sprechen Sie Deutsches? Parli italiano? Hablas español? … Continue reading The Bilingual Brain