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Fluent Forever

Fluent Forever

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Metadata

  • Author: Gabriel Wyner
  • Full Title: Fluent Forever
  • Category: #books

Highlights

  • neurons that fire together wire together. Known as Hebb’s Law, (Location 385)
  • Extra repetition is known as overlearning, and it doesn’t help long-term memory at all. (Location 540)
  • An accurate accent is powerful because it is the ultimate gesture of empathy. (Location 1160)
  • Back-chaining is, incidentally, the cheat code for tongue twisters. (Location 1251)
  • While your tongue can’t handle eight new movements at once, it can handle a single new combination of two familiar sounds. If you split long, difficult words into small, easy chunks, you’ll find that your tongue is capable of remarkable acrobatic feats. (Location 1255)
  • Dude, suckin’ at something is the first step towards being sorta good at something. —Jake the Dog, Adventure Time (Location 2322)

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Fluent Forever

rw-book-cover

Metadata

  • Author: Gabriel Wyner
  • Full Title: Fluent Forever
  • Category: #books

Highlights

  • neurons that fire together wire together. Known as Hebb’s Law, (Location 385)
  • Extra repetition is known as overlearning, and it doesn’t help long-term memory at all. (Location 540)
  • An accurate accent is powerful because it is the ultimate gesture of empathy. (Location 1160)
  • Back-chaining is, incidentally, the cheat code for tongue twisters. (Location 1251)
  • While your tongue can’t handle eight new movements at once, it can handle a single new combination of two familiar sounds. If you split long, difficult words into small, easy chunks, you’ll find that your tongue is capable of remarkable acrobatic feats. (Location 1255)
  • Dude, suckin’ at something is the first step towards being sorta good at something. —Jake the Dog, Adventure Time (Location 2322)