Micro Wave: Spreading Warm Bread With Socks

Updated: 2020-08-10 09:16:03
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For a scientific experiment, a man sits in front of a computer, and an EEG measures the electrical signals released by neurons in his brain.

For a scientific experiment, a man sits in front of a computer, and an EEG measures the electrical signals released by neurons in his brain.

It's another Micro Wave! Today, what happens in your brain when you notice a semantic or grammatical mistake ... according to neuroscience. Sarah Phillips, a neurolinguist, tells us all about the N400 and the P600 responses.

Plus, we dive into some listener mail — which you can send to us by emailing [email protected]

This episode was produced by Rebecca Ramirez, edited by Viet Le, and fact-checked by Emily Kwong.

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