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How your brain picks the right word?

Research from Dr Gary Oppenheim of the School of Psychology’s Language Production Laboratory, is working to reveal the "algorithms and architectures" behind vocabulary and he has built a computer system which aims to mimic human word production and "learns as it speaks”.

He is investigating how the brain arrives at the perfect word that it needs at the right time and that could have health implications in the future as it may help understand what has gone wrong for those with language impairments (after a stroke for example).

This research has sparked considerable interest in the scientific community recently and you can read the full story featured by the BBC here or watch a short video on the BBC News site.

Publication date: 7 April 2016