Sean James Bell

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Relatively speaking: do our words influence how we think?

Linguistic relativity can tell us about our perceptions of reality and the relationship between language and the way we think<p>Shortly after New Year's Eve, I sat in a Berlin airport, clutching my head. Around me a few other English EasyJetters waited, too, listening vaguely to the German voice …

What happens in the brain when you learn a language?

Scans and neuroscience are helping scientists understand what happens to the brain when you learn a second language • Are drugs the answer to language learning? - video<p>Learning a foreign language can increase the size of your brain. This is what Swedish scientists discovered when they used brain …

Can Your Language Influence Your Spending, Eating, and Smoking Habits?

An absurd-sounding claim leads to a surprising finding<p>Yes, I know. That headline. It looks like the most egregious form of causal inference. Americans don't save money because of ... our grammar? How utterly absurd. But bear with me.<p>In the 1930s, linguists proposed that the way we read, write, and …

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Lars Von Trier's Nymphomaniac arouses debate as a 'really bad porn movie'

Threesomes, sadomasochism and a penis montage … outspoken Danish director skips Copenhagen screening of sex addict film, as actor Stellan Skarsgård speaks up for long-time collaborator<p>• What do you think of the trailer for Nymphomaniac? • Nymphomaniac still hardcore, even as Lars von Trier gives up …

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