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Language Learning: CMU Researchers Use Video Games to Crack the Speech Code

May 18, 2011

Lori Holt To replicate the challenges of learning language as an infant, Carnegie Mellon University's Lori Holt and Sung-Joo Lim and Stockholm University's Francisco Lacerda used video game training with a mock "alien" language. They discovered that listeners quickly recognize word-like units. They will present their findings at the Acoustical Society of America's annual meeting May 23-27 in Seattle, Wash. Full Story

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