Amalia Arvaniti

Dec. 06, 2013

Speech Science: Tongue Twisters and Valley Girls

Unraveling the speech patterns behind tongue twisters and Valley girls. . .and boys.

valley girl, acoustical society of america, speech, tongue twister, amalia arvanti, stefanie shattuck-hufnagel

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\tWith its heavy outer shell, weak vision, and primitive brain, the nautilus lacks much of the excitement of the more flashy and cunning cephalopods. Yet a series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that this ancient species is incapable of basic learning and throws into question the origins of cephalopods' intellectual prowess.

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