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The Magic of Human Language

Language is one of the most crucial competencies mastered by the human brain, although learning to speak has the appearance of an ordinary phase in child development. Virtually any person can learn one or more of the 6,000 languages spoken today. Our 100 billion networked neurons actively seek external auditory stimuli in order [ … ]



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Illusions: Fooling the Brain

Clad in a tuxedo, the tall and bearded conjurer tosses the ball up. Once, twice, thrice — voila! The ball disappears midflight. You’re absolutely sure that your gaze didn’t waver from it, so where did the ball go? Of course, it didn’t actually disappear forever [ … ]