Micro Wave: Spreading Warm Bread With Socks : Short Wave It's another Micro Wave! Today, 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 shortwave@npr.org.
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Micro Wave: Spreading Warm Bread With Socks

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Micro Wave: Spreading Warm Bread With Socks

Micro Wave: Spreading Warm Bread With Socks

Micro Wave: Spreading Warm Bread With Socks

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For a scientific experiment, a man sits in front of a computer, and an EEG measures the electrical signals released by neurons in his brain. Getty Images hide caption

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It's another Micro Wave! Today, 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 shortwave@npr.org.

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