How the Brain Makes Meaning (BSP 94)

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In his first book, Louder Than Words: The New Science of How the Mind Makes Meaning, linguist Benjamin K. Bergen manages to make a large amount of scientific research both accessible and entertaining.  Dr. Bergen is one of the new breed of linguists who are working with neuroscientists to explore some of the key questions about language and the brain.  When I interviewed him recently (BSP 94), we talked about the challenges of writing about how science is really done, but we focused on one of the key questions facing cognitive neuroscience: how does the brain understand language?

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