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WORDS

WORDS from Everynone on Vimeo.

This video accompanies a fascinating RadioLab episode about language and thought. I was a little surprised that there was no mention of Steven Pinker.

It’s almost impossible to imagine a world without words. But in this hour of Radiolab, we try to do just that. We speak to a woman who taught a 27-year-old man the first words of his life, and we hear a firsthand account of what it feels like to have the language center of your brain wiped out by a stroke.