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Sounds and Words Processed Separately but Simultaneously

After years of research, neuroscientists have discovered a new pathway in the human brain that processes the sounds of language. The findings, reported last month in the journal Cell, suggest that auditory and speech...

A Road to Reading

We have learned the past 20 years, through cognitive science research, that over 90% of students can learn to read at grade level by third grade; however, the Nation’s Report Card in 2019 reported...

UT Austin Statisticians Win Prestigious Award for Language Learning Research

UT Austin statisticians Giorgio Paulon and Abhra Sarkar have been awarded the prestigious Mitchell Prize for their paper on tone learning in adults. The Mitchell Prize, jointly sponsored by the American Statistical Association, the International...

Taking Teaching beyond the Classroom

Over the last year, we have all learned a lot about using technology to engage and interact with others. Educators have learned, survived, and thrived using a variety of online tools. From collaborative office...

Adults CAN Learn New Languages Quickly

Contrary to one of the most-cited studies in the field, a new research paper from University of Kansas (KU) linguists shows that even as beginners, adults can quickly begin mentally processing sentence structures in...

LRA Releases Report on Dyslexia Research

In response to the growing national attention around dyslexia in both the government and the media, the Literacy Research Association (LRA) has released a report entitled, “An Examination of Dyslexia Research and Instruction.” The...

New Research Shows Certain Languages, English Included, May Spread COVID-19 Faster

A new study suggests that English speakers create more droplets in the air when they talk, which may make them more likely to spread COVID-19. The amount of droplets varies based on different languages...

IES Announces Research Grant Competitions

The National Center for Education Research and the National Center for Special Education Research at IES released seven funding announcements for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY 2021). All Application Packages will be available on June 11,...

ALA Diversity Research Grant Program Applications Due Apr. 15

The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting applications for its Diversity Research Grant (DRG) program. The grant consists of a one-time award of $2,500 and the ALA has encouraged its evaluators to select...

Talking Faster, Saying the Same

According to a new study (“Different languages, similar encoding efficiency: comparable information rates across the human communicative niche”) published in Science Advances, languages differ in complexity and speech rate, but not in the rate of information transmission. “Surprisingly, we find...
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