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?
by Jessica Love | Thursday, January 22, 2015
On the psychology of artistic style
by Jessica Love | Thursday, January 15, 2015
We understand entropy surprisingly early in life
by Jessica Love | Thursday, January 08, 2015
When we expect to hear a rhyme and don’t
by Jessica Love | Thursday, December 18, 2014
by Jessica Love | Thursday, December 11, 2014
by Jessica Love | Wednesday, December 03, 2014
The search for the perfect title
by Jessica Love | Thursday, November 20, 2014
Verb meanings are slipperier than noun meanings
by Jessica Love | Thursday, November 13, 2014
Two studies suggest yes and no
by Jessica Love | Thursday, November 06, 2014
On our unspoken preferences for ordering adjectives
by Jessica Love | Thursday, October 30, 2014
THIS WEEK’S ARCHIVE PICK
by Our Editors
To Kill A Mockingbird and Fifty Shades of Gray may have more in common than we thought. Both books have made the American Library Association’s annual “Top Ten Most Challenged Books” list, as part of the ALA’s Banned Books Week effort to raise awareness about the freedom to read. While Fifty Shades of Gray might seem like an obvious contender for a list of commonly challenged books, other entries are more surprising. To mark this year’s Banned Books Week, from September 22 to 28, we’ve resurrected five books from the past banned for dubious reasons. We think you’re tough enough to handle it.