Micro Wave: I'll Peanut Jam Your Brain : Short 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. (Encore episode)
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Micro Wave: I'll Peanut Jam Your Brain

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Micro Wave: I'll Peanut Jam Your Brain

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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. (Encore episode)

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