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What is your beautiful brain up to as you comprehend language? Cognitive psychologist Jenni Rodd takes a peek.
- Which part of your brain does what?
- Hippocampus: the Greek for 'seahorse'.
- Etymological maps of the brain, and other neuroscience etymologies.
- J. Ridley Stroop's 1935 paper that got an Effect named after him.
- Stroop test yourself.
- Hell on earth: pun competitions.
- Read papers by Jenni Rodd about the brain and language.
- This is your brain on podcasts!
- There is a transcript of this episode at theallusionist.org/transcripts/brain.
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- Jenni Rodd is a reader in cognitive psychology based at University College London. Visit jennirodd.com to find out more about her work at the Word Lab, and follow her on Twitter @jennirodd.
- The episode contains a clip of 'Jam' by Ivor Cutler. Listen to his work on Spotify.
- 'This Is Your Brain On Language' was produced by me, Helen Zaltzman, with Devon Taylor, Cheeka Eyers and Martin Austwick, who also provided the music.