Neuroscientists at the University of Cambridge recently found that it technically takes less than fifteen minutes to learn a new word, given enough aural repetitions. Not only that, but you do not even have to speak the word or think about it at all! All it takes is a bit of passive listening on the part of the learner - your brain will automatically work on its own to form a network of neurons devoted to remembering that one word. This task is quite difficult for the mind at first, but towards the end of the 14-minute period, the new memory traces will be nearly identical to that of any other word in your prexisting lexicon!
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