Friday, 14 May 2010

Are our brains built for languages?

Learning a language is no easy task. Like optical illusions, language can play tricks on the brain, explained New York University psychologist Gary Marcus at a lecture at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Simple syntactic ambiguities, he argued, throw a wrench into prevalent theories that the human brain is well evolved—or even optimally evolved—for language.
Read this article about the brain and languages; it's interesting!
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