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What happens in your brain when you notice a semantic or grammatical mistake … according to neuroscience. 

Sarah Phillips, a neurolinguist, tells us all about the N400 and the P600 responses.

Plus, we dive into some listener mail — which you can send to us by emailing

This episode was produced by Rebecca Ramirez, edited by Viet Le, and fact-checked by Emily Kwong.


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