Do you have trouble processing sentences?

Blame your brain. New research shows that we don’t evaluate every word when processing language — and this leads us into problems when confronted by ‘semantic illusions’.

Linguist Daniel Midgley reveals all on this episode of Talk the Talk.


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Show notes

Article
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/120716091921.htm

More examples of semantic illusions
http://www.metro.co.uk/news/newsfocus/905718-all-in-the-mind-do-we-switch-off-our-brains-to-save-time

Interesting lecture slides from Dr Leuthold
https://docs.google.com

Negatives don’t always cause trouble, but sometimes.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/02/090211122147.htm