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Molendinarius's Blog – August 2009 Archive (5)

Research on Learning new words

Familiar and newly learned words are processed by the same neural networks in the brain



25.08.2009



Our vocabulary continues to grow and expand even in adulthood. Just ten years ago, the word ‘blog’ did not yet exist – and now we no longer remember when we heard this word for the first time or when we learned its meaning. At some stage new words become just as familiar to us as words we have learned earlier. One of the areas of interest in the Academy of Finland’s… Continue

Added by Molendinarius on August 30, 2009 at 5:16am — No Comments

New Latin NING Site

After watching what has been happening on SCHOLA for some time, I have decided we now have enough members to split the group - and have started a new NING site, devoted purely to academic matters, leaving Schola as a more informal social venue.



I have called the new NING site Universitas Scholarium and my hope is that Neo-Latinists , Classicists, and others will… Continue

Added by Molendinarius on August 29, 2009 at 5:11am — No Comments

Why Latin helps your English reading get faster.

ScienceDaily (Aug. 19, 2009) — With a vast majority of the world speaking more than one language, it is no wonder that psychologists are interested in its effect on cognitive functioning. For instance, how does the human brain switch between languages? Are we able to seamlessly activate one language and disregard knowledge of other languages completely?



According to a recent study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, it appears… Continue

Added by Molendinarius on August 19, 2009 at 4:03pm — No Comments

alphabet

Press refresh page to view animation: from: "History of the Alphabets" taught by Prof. Robert Fradkin at University of Maryland.

Added by Molendinarius on August 15, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

Latin in China

Here are the visitor stats for individual visits to Latinum for the past 60 days:

United States (US) 7,680

United Kingdom (GB) 1,494

Brazil (BR) 565

Canada (CA) 560

Australia (AU) 473

Germany (DE) 460

China (CN) 258

What is interesting, is that China is seventh...and has been steadily climbing the list over the past months. My question is this - are there many textbooks of Latin and other materials in Chinese-Latin versions? Looks like there is a possible… Continue

Added by Molendinarius on August 3, 2009 at 8:10pm — No Comments

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