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
Still dreaming up ways to safely enjoy this year’s summer vacation? “Safe” may be a relative term here—but if you’re feeling brave, you could take up skydiving, as Robert Zaretsky once did. “As I fell,” he wrote in our Summer 2011 issue, “I blurted out—like so many others have, I later learned—‘Mommy!’”