Say What You Think

Neuroscientist and self-confessed language-phobe, Dr Mark Lythgoe, explores the science behind learning languages. His challenge is to master Spanish in two weeks, whilst discovering what's going on inside his brain. Despite having lived in Israel and South America, he cites his language skills as "rubbish".

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Neuroscientist and self-confessed language-phobe, Dr Mark Lythgoe, explores the science behind learning languages. His challenge is to master Spanish in two weeks, whilst discovering what's going on inside his brain. Despite having lived in Israel and South America, he cites his language skills as "rubbish".

1/2. Dr Lythgoe finds out how our brain is wired up to understand words. Is there a critical period during childhood when we are programmed to learn language? Why is learning a second language harder than our first?

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2/2. Neuroscientist and self-confessed language phobe, Dr Mark Lythgoe, explores the science behind learning languages. He finds out how language controls us, from how we think to how we look.

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Dr Lythgoe finds out how our brain is wired up to understand words. Is there a critical period during childhood when we are programmed to learn language? Why is learning a second language harder than our first?

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Dr Lythgoe finds out how our brain is wired up to understand words. Is there a critical period during childhood when we are programmed to learn language? Why is learning a second language harder than our first?

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Neuroscientist and self-confessed language phobe, Dr Mark Lythgoe, explores the science behind learning languages. He finds out how language controls us, from how we think to how we look.

02 LAST20060208

Neuroscientist and self-confessed language phobe, Dr Mark Lythgoe, explores the science behind learning languages. He finds out how language controls us, from how we think to how we look.