Thursday, 28 April 2016

Lexical map of the brain

Fascinating article found by A2 student Aimee with some great visualisations of how certain words and concepts seem to map to particular regions of the cortex:

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Words that were invented by mistake

A little video in those words that were 'back-formed' -- produced by misunderstanding of their morphology.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Timeline & A Street through Time

From the Making-Revision-Fun department, two suggestions for ways to ground your sense of historical context.

The first we played in class: the Timeline series of card games, which test your grasp of the relative order in which key historical events happened. you can get themed packs and even mix them up; in class we used the green and red packs ('Diversity' and 'Historical events'). Play solitaire or with a study buddy.

The second is from A2 student Emily, who suggested this beautifully illustrated book tracking the appearance of a street through time. Others in the series look at cities, farms, and so on too. You can get hold of these very cheaply!