In the Western World, silent reading has only been around for approximately a thousand years.
What do brain damaged patients, adults saying tongue twisters and all children have in common?
Why is what you wanted to say on the tip of your tongue? Why do you use an incorrect word that sounds similar to the word you meant to say?
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Shout "HELLO" between two cliffs and you'll hear echoes as sound waves bounce back and forth. But how do echoes really work? Find out on this Moment of Science.
People who think about language talk about how the sounds of words bear no relation to objects in the world. Learn about new finds on this Moment of Science.