The Martinos Center's Lisa Feldman Barrett challenges the reliance on essentialism in the study of emotions in this New York Times Op Ed.
In recognizing speech sounds, the brain does not work the way a computer does
How does the brain decide whether something is correct? When it comes to the processing of spoken language, the theory has been that the brain applies a set of rules to determine which combinations of sounds are permissible. Now, the work of the Martinos Center's David Gow and colleagues suggests that the brain decides based on the words that are already known.
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