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 David Handlin
The first of November doesn’t only herald a season of fall leaves, football, and Thanksgiving feasting. It’s also the start of National Novel Writing Month, when writers across the country take to their desks—or coffeeshop tables, couches, and bars—to try to pen a 50,000-word novel by the end of the month. Not feeling the writerly inspiration yet? Take a peek at David Handlin’s roundup of the 100 best American novels. It just might inspire you to write the 101st.