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More on Perceptual Restoration

Last week’s post on perceptual restoration in toddlers brought a lot of speculation from commenters. To answer some of the questions, I thought I’d elaborate a bit here on the phenomenon and how I created the demo. First, here’s the original recording again, with me saying “dinosaur” three times: In the first case, I edited…

This week’s Casual Friday is about mentors. We’re curious who constitutes the most important influence on our readers, and whether we can identify any patterns in the results. So we’ve created a brief study that we hope will answer our questions. Simple as that. Click here to participate There are just a few questions, so…

One of the amazing things about learning language is that children rarely hear language sounds in ideal acoustic environments. Maybe other people are talking in the background, or the dishwasher is running, or the TV is on. Yet somehow children they learn words just the same. By the time we’re adults, we’ve become experts at…