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Read more at: Mechanisms of real-time speech interpretation in the human brain revealed
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Mechanisms of real-time speech interpretation in the human brain revealed

1 October 2019

Scientists have come a step closer to understanding how we’re able to understand spoken language so rapidly, and it involves a huge and complex set of computations in the brain. The way our brain enables us to understand what someone is saying, as they’re saying it, is remarkable. By looking at the real-time flow of...


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Teaching kitchens

Teaching kitchens

16 July 2019

Thanks to funding from the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account, a chance meeting with nutrition education charity NNEdPro in Cambridge has enabled Professor Ianthi Tsimpli to take her research out of the classroom and into the teaching kitchens of Kolkata’s slums. It’s food for thought. At first glance, a nutrition education...


Read more at: A tough linguistic choice for parents of autistic children

A tough linguistic choice for parents of autistic children

29 March 2019

Katie Howard , University of Cambridge ; Jenny Gibson , University of Cambridge , and Napoleon Katsos , University of Cambridge Bilingual or multilingual families have difficult choices to make if their child is diagnosed with autism. While it is certainly possible to be bilingual if you are autistic, many parents are...


Read more at: Research at the chalk face: connecting academia and schools
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Research at the chalk face: connecting academia and schools

25 March 2019

Researchers in Cambridge’s Faculty of Education are working with teachers to improve the experience of learning in the East of England – and boost pupils’ life chances. The projects work because schools in our region, which is very diverse, want to work with us. This is not just pie in the sky, ivory tower stuff: it is...


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AI system may accelerate search for cancer discoveries

27 November 2018

Searching through the mountains of published cancer research could be made easier for scientists, thanks to a new AI system. As a cancer researcher, even if you knew what you were looking for, there are literally thousands of papers appearing every day Anna Korhonen The system, called LION LBD and developed by computer...


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How could multilingualism benefit India’s poorest schoolchildren?

20 November 2018

Multilingualism is the norm in India. But rather than enjoying the cognitive and learning advantages seen in multilingual children in the Global North, Indian children show low levels of learning basic school skills. Professor Ianthi Tsimpli is trying to disentangle the causes of this paradox. The trick may be to bridge...


Read more at: Study unearths Britain’s first speech therapists
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Study unearths Britain’s first speech therapists

22 October 2018

On International Stammering Awareness Day (22 October), a new study reveals that Britain’s first speech therapists emerged at least a century earlier than previously thought. It is tempting to think that sympathy for stammering is a very recent phenomenon but a significant change in attitudes took hold in the eighteenth...


Read more at: Professor Phil Woodland elected Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering
Professor Phil Woodland elected Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering

Professor Phil Woodland elected Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering

14 February 2017

Congratulations to Professor Phil Woodland on being elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Phil Woodland , Professor of Information Engineering, University of Cambridge has carried out pioneering work in the development of large vocabulary speech recognition, both in academia and industry. His contributions...


Read more at: MEITS launches (Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies)

MEITS launches (Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies)

26 September 2016

To coincide with the European Day of Languages, a major new research project on multilingualism launches its website today (26 September). MEITS (Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies) will seek to "transform the health of the discipline of Modern Languages in the UK, attitudes towards...


Read more at: Impact Award for Dr Mari Jones for her work on Jèrriais
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Impact Award for Dr Mari Jones for her work on Jèrriais

21 June 2016

Researchers from across the University have been recognised for the impact of their work on society, and engagement with research in the inaugural Vice-Chancellor’s Impact Awards and Public Engagement with Research Awards. Research at the University of Cambridge has had profound effects on society – it is a formal part of...


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