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Richeson, Behrmann Cohen, Dell, and Baillargeon Elected to NAS

APS Past Board Member Jennifer A. Richeson and three APS Fellows have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. ... More>

Children Exposed to Multiple Languages May Be Better Natural Communicators

Children from multilingual environments are better at interpreting a speaker’s meaning than children who are exposed only to their native tongue, researchers find. ... More>

Observer Article

How Brains Think

Humans understand complex aspects of their day-to-day experience through their bodies, says George Lakoff. The acclaimed cognitive linguist provides a comprehensive look at the nature of embodied structures in the brain and the application of cognitive and neural linguistics. ... More>

Observer Article

Psychology of Language: From the 20th to the 21st Century

The late psychological scientist George Miller, in an article for the very first issue of APS’s flagship journal, called for the study of language to be considered across general theories of psychology. Gabriella Vigliocco reviews Miller’s article and provides insights on the direction that language psychology will take in the next quarter century. ... More>

Finding Shakespeare’s mark