Monday, February 21, 2011

Link on Linguistic Illusions

Here's a link I picked up from PBS (go, PBS!). Colin Phillips is using "linguistic illusions" to explore how the brain processes language, much in the way people use optical illusions to see how the brain processes vision. Here's an example:

More people have been to Russia than I have.

Does that make sense to you? Does it really?

You can check out more, and find a link to the academic paper associated with them, here.