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America's First Peaceful (Just Barely!) Transfer of Power

Akhil Reed Amar History News Network
America’s first peaceful transfer of power was far more fraught than is generally understood today and casts cast an eerie light on the not entirely peaceful transfer of presidential power in 2020-21.

How Brain Waves Surf Sound Waves to Process Speech

John Rennie Quanta
By paying more attention to behaviors, and not just to the activity of neurons, two researchers critical of most neuroscience learned how brains make sense of spoken language.

Do Dogs Understand Words?

Julie Hecht The Bark
When you talk to your dog, consider that the words you speak might not carry the same meaning for both of you. Instead, other aspects of communication might be more relevant. Maybe the real lesson is that context, prosody and tone — rather than dictionary definitions of words — are vitally important for human communication, too.
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