A blog about psycholinguistics with posts each Thursday by Jessica Love, a psychologist and science writer at Northwestern University. Her most recent article “Reading Fast and Slow” appeared in our Spring 2012 issue.
Do baby sign language courses really work?
On the psychology of artistic style
We understand entropy surprisingly early in life
When we expect to hear a rhyme and don’t
The search for the perfect title
Verb meanings are slipperier than noun meanings
Two studies suggest yes and no
On our unspoken preferences for ordering adjectives
Following this weekend’s New Yorker feature on Patrick Phillips’s 2016 memoir, Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America, we’re revisiting our 2018 Smarty Pants interview with Phillips. In it, he recounts the brutal history of Forsyth County, Georgia, where a 1912 lynching led to the violent eviction of nearly all of the county’s Black residents from their homes.