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Neural Network Uncovers How Language Influences Our Thoughts

A new paper published in Progress in Neurobiology reveals that language significantly influences human thinking, challenging previous beliefs. Researchers from the Brain Language Laboratory at the Free University of Berlin used brain-constrained neural networks, demonstrating language's strong impact on concept formation. The study suggests a neurobiological mechanism for the causal influence of language on thought.

Fynn Dobler, a doctoral candidate in the Brain Language Laboratory, joined Rhianna-lily Smith from Technology Networks to discuss the findings of the study and reveal what this tells us about how language can influence our thoughts in an exclusive interview.