From sound to meaning: hearing, speech and language
From sound to meaning: hearing, speech and language

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From sound to meaning: hearing, speech and language

From sound to meaning: hearing, speech and language

Introduction

This course looks at how language is understood, which includes hearing and how sounds and words are interpreted by the brain. It takes an interdisciplinary approach and should be of wide general interest.

This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course : SDK228 The science of the mind: investigating mental health [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

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