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Our Brains Interpret Coding Differently from Language

A new study out of MIT reports that brains interpret computer code differently from non-digital languages. According to the study, neuroscientists have found that while our brains activate the general-purpose brain network while interpreting code, they do not activate the language-processing centers. While the language-processing centers of our brains are not activated, a different distributed network within our brains called...

New Robots Learn Languages the Same Way Children Do

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created a tool called a “semantic parser” that mimics the experience of children learning a language. The semantic parses does what children typically do—observe their environments and listen to speakers, regardless of if they actually understand what the speakers are saying or not.  The system observes captioned videos and associates the...
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