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Just published my first Android app, Play What! It's designed to help find new board games, card games, party games, etc. for game night. Now onwards to my first game. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.delsquared.playwhatfree
DISCOVER the next game to play with your friends. BROWSE hundreds of games ...
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Thanks, dude!
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We are rapidly approaching the world of Spaceballs
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These people remade the first Toy Story movie all with real toys! They seem to have Pixar's blessing to distribute it, too, which is just as awesome. 
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My kiddo would love this!
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You'd think electrical engineers would have good passwords. Nope. The most common were 123456 and ieee2012.
The plaintext passwords were exposed for a full month before being reported.
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How silly.  Did you post this from iPad or iPhone?
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Mendeley never ceases to amaze me. And no, I don't get any results in my library if I take their suggestion.
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ha ha. love auto suggest/correct  its amazing what it assumes you mean.  Autocratic on iPhone is really strange sometimes. 
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This is a study that I worked on recently as a graduate student, titled Language Learning and Control in Monolinguals and Bilinguals. We were interested in looking at how bilinguals compare to monolinguals at learning a new language and minimizing interference from their native language. In the study, we taught English monolinguals and Spanish-English bilinguals twenty-four words in an artificial language we invented called Colbertian. 

Colbertian was carefully designed to have words that overlapped phonologically with existing English words, so that we could test how much people's English knowledge interfered during a Colbertian language processing task. For example, the Colbertian word for 'acorn' is 'shundoe,' which sounds like the English word 'shovel'. We tracked participants' eye-movements and mouse-movements while they listened to Colbertian words and clicked on the corresponding picture from two choices. What we found was that monolinguals were more distracted than bilinguals were when the other picture's English name sounded like the Colbertian word. So when monolinguals had to find the 'shundoe,' (acorn) they looked more often at a picture of a shovel, and as they went to click on the acorn, their mouse cursor veered more towards the shovel. 

Bilinguals have had a lifetime of practice suppressing one language to use another, and that skill transferred to this new task, as they were able to focus on Colbertian and prevent their English knowledege from interfering, whereas monolinguals could not. This ability to prevent interference is important when you're just learning a new language, as the new words' novelty makes them more susceptible to interference from your dominant language. The fact that bilinguals were able to manage that interference helps explain why they tend to be better at picking up third or fourth languages later in life.

If you're interested in learning more about Colbertian, we've designed an interactive online experiment: http://comm.soc.northwestern.edu/bilingualism-psycholinguistics/colbertian/


The original study was published in Cognitive Science
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1551-6709.2012.01243.x/abstract

and is available on our lab website
http://comm.soc.northwestern.edu/bilingualism-psycholinguistics/files/Language-Learning-and-Control.pdf
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Why did the chemist get mauled by the werewolf?
Because he tried to shoot it with a copper bullet.
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Funny what major chords will do to change your perception of a song. 
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If you're someone who feels like they don't have enough kittens in their life (and really, doesn't that describe everyone?), you can get your daily fix from this webcam maintained at the Purrfect Pals no-kill animal shelter in Arlington, WA. I have no affiliation with Purrfect Pals, just a weakness for kitten video streams.

http://new.livestream.com/accounts/398160/events/1594566/player_pop_up
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If they want it to read like a traditional paper, they need to up the acronym count by at least a factor of ten, and more would obviously be better.
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Here is the layman's version of this report http://members.verizon.net/~vze3fs8i/air/clearrep.html
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If you like this, be sure to check out his rendition of Rebecca Black's 'Friday' in Arabic too http://flpbd.it/ujBCJ
 
Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe (Arabic) ممكن تكلمني

Ich habe den Ohrwurm des Jahres, "Call Me Maybe", ins ARABISCH übersetzt. Hör ihn dir doch mal an!
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These are amazing! These are being added to my lab playlist for tomorrow.
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Any other Bartolottis out there want to help me break the record set by (Bahrick, Bahrick, Bahrick, & Bahrick, 1993)?
Abstract In a 9-year longitudinal investigation, 4 subjects learned and relearned 300 English-foreign language word pairs. Either 13 or 26 relearning sessions were administered at intervals of 14, 28,...
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Yes. What should we write about? Bartolez? "Family makes new language." Then we can tie Lock, Lock, Lock, Lock, and Lock (my Stats professor at SLU and his family wrote a textbook called "Unlocking the Power of Statistics.")
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  • Northwestern University
    Communication Sciences and Disorders, 2008 - present
  • Colgate University
    Neuroscience, French, 2004 - 2008
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