Where’s the language in your brain? Researchers have constructed a kind of brain atlas, showing the patterns of neural activation when we hear words.

And Klingon is at the centre of a legal battle. Can a language be under copyright — even if it’s a constructed one?

David J. Peterson, language creator for Game of Thrones, talks to Daniel, Kylie, and Ben on this episode of Talk the Talk.

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Show notes

Language Creation Society press release

The amicus brief (PDF)

Brief aims to convince court that Klingon’s a real language – in Klingon

Star Trek’s Klingon Language Is At The Center Of A Bizarre Legal Fight

KlingonWiki: Axanar Lawsuit

Speech means using both sides of brain

Dogs Process Speech the Same Way as Humans

A brand new ‘atlas’ shows where different ideas live in our brains

Neuroscientists create ‘atlas’ showing how words are organised in the brain

This giant ‘brain dictionary’ reveals where your mind stores thousands of words

Brain’s ‘thesaurus’ mapped to help decode inner thoughts

What Is Biohacking?

Body-hackers: the people who turn themselves into cyborgs

Bodyhackers are all around you, they’re called women

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