Making sense of our words

Making sense of our words

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Information presented as fact evokes a stronger response in our brains than when it contains words that convey uncertainty, such as may, must or might, according to a study published in the journal eNeuro.

“Language matters,” says lead author Maxime Tulling from New York University, US. “Language is a powerful device to effectively transmit information, and the way in which information is presented has direct consequences for how our brains process it.”


Published by Cosmos.

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