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Contact: Susan Hagen
susan.hagen@rochester.edu
585-567-5945
University of Rochester

'Melnawg nagid kah blerfee.'

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Caption: Translation: "Referee statue pick up." Above is one of the 80 animated video clips used to teach an artificial language to study participants. Cognitive scientists are just beginning to use artificial languages to explore how the brain learns and processes language.

Credit: The Human Language Processing Lab at the University of Rochester (www.hlp.rochester.edu)

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