The world’s most powerful computers can’t perform accurate real-time interpreting of one language to another. Yet human interpreters do it with ease. Geoff Watts meets the neuroscientists who are starting to explain this remarkable ability.



I’ve always dismissed Malcolm Gladwell’s “10,000 hour” rule as oversimplified nonsense. So this comes as no surprise to me.

Practice only accounts for around one third of “perfection”…

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