A real-life Bable Fish may change language learning.
We all know that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but what about an old human a new language?
Previous research suggests that it’s much easier for young children to pick up a new language than it may be for their parents or even older siblings. A new study offers a solution to jump that evolutionary hurdle.
Using small, imperceptible brain stimulation through the ear, scientists saw improvements in the abilities of adults to recognize foreign language tones compared to those without stimulation. This memory effect lasted even during trials where the stimulation was paused.
This science-fiction inspired brain-hack could help adults overcome their brains’ own limitations.
In the study, published Thursday in the journal Science of Learning, the authors explain that part of what has made language acquisition in later life difficult is that the adult brain no longer has the same plasticity вЂ” or ability to reshape its synaptic networks to accommodate new information вЂ” that it once did in childhood.
“Humans are excellent perceptual learners,” the study team writes. “Yet, a notable and well-documented exception is the acquisition of non-native speech categories in adulthood.”
However, recent research has found that stimulation to the nervous system paired with behavioral stimuli can result in improved plasticity and memory recall. To test this for language learning, the team designed a small, outer-ear device to non-invasively stimulate a participant’s transcutaneous vagus nerve (tVNS) through painless electric pulses.
To test how tVNS might affect the acquisition of language, the researchers recruited a group of 36, native English speaking adults and had them listen to and attempt to identify four different Mandarin tones вЂ” a task that can be especially hard for English speakers who are not used to speaking or hearing a tonal language.
Fernando Llanos, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pittsburgh’s Sound Brain Lab and lead author on the study, says that demonstrating the effectiveness of tVNS in this area could prove beneficial for cognitive learning at large.
“Showing that non-invasive peripheral nerve stimulation can make language learning easier potentially opens the door to improving cognitive performance across a wide range of domains,” Llanos explains.
How does it work вЂ” Of their 36 participants, the team divided them into groups that received:
- Stimulation while listening to two more difficult Mandarin tones
- Stimulation while listening to two easier Mandarin tones
- Control groups that listened to the tones without stimulation.
All groups were asked to listen and identify which tones they were hearing.
Bharath Chandrasekaran, director of the University of Pittsburg’s Sound Lab and co-author of the study, tells Inverse that lessons learned from their test on Mandarian tones could be generalized to other languages as well.
“Mandarin is a great testbed for looking at how specific the stimulation effects are, but we believe that the stimulation effects should generalize to learning sound patterns of other languages,” Chandrasekaran says.
The researchers found that participants listening to the easier tones while receiving stimulation outperformed all other groups, being 13 percent better on average at identifying the tones than the other participants and peaked in their ability twice as quickly.
Interestingly, the group listening and identifying the harder tones with stimulation did not show very significant improvement compared to the controls.
“This approach may be leveling the playing field of natural variability in language learning ability.”
Matthew Leonard, an assistant professor of neurological surgery at the University of California, San Francisco and co-author of the study, says that the results of this study could level the playing field between adult learners with different language abilities.
“This approach may be leveling the playing field of natural variability in language learning ability,” Leonard says. “In general, people tend to get discouraged by how hard language learning can be, but if you could give someone 13 percent to 15 percent better results after their first session, maybe they’d be more likely to want to continue.”
The researchers also found that the easy-tones and stimulation test group was able to identify new, easy-tone examples well even without stimulation, suggesting that this approach has a strong potential for being generalizable.
As for what is going on in the brain to make this happen, the researchers hypothesize that it might have something to do with temporarily boosting the attention span over large areas of the brain, making it easier for new stimuli to be processed. More experiments are needed to know for sure.
Following future research studies, Chandrasekaran tells Inverse that a product using this research would likely be available to customers, particularly those suffering from brain damage, within the next two to five years.
“Our next step is to understand the underlying neural mechanism and establish the ideal set of stimulation parameters that could maximize brain plasticity,” Chandrasekaran says. “We view tVNS as a potent tool that could enhance rehabilitation in individuals with brain damage.”
Abstract: Adults struggle to learn non-native speech contrasts even after years of exposure. While laboratory-based training approaches yield learning, the optimal training conditions for maximizing speech learning in adulthood are currently unknown. Vagus nerve stimulation has been shown to prime adult sensory-perceptual systems towards plasticity in animal models. Precise temporal pairing with auditory stimuli can enhance auditory cortical representations with a high degree of specificity. Here, we examined whether sub-perceptual threshold transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation (tVNS), paired with non-native speech sounds, enhances speech category learning in adults. Twenty-four native English-speakers were trained to identify non-native Mandarin tone categories. Across two groups, tVNS was paired with the tone categories that were easier- or harder-to-learn. A control group received no stimulation but followed an identical thresholding procedure as the intervention groups. We found that tVNS robustly enhanced speech category learning and retention of correct stimulus-response associations, but only when stimulation was paired with the easier-to-learn categories. This effect emerged rapidly, generalized to new exemplars, and was qualitatively different from the normal individual variability observed in hundreds of learners who have performed in the same task without stimulation. Electroencephalography recorded before and after training indicated no evidence of tVNS-induced changes in the sensory representation of auditory stimuli. These results suggest that paired-tVNS induces a temporally precise neuromodulatory signal that selectively enhances the perception and memory consolidation of perceptually salient categories.
Learning a new language comes with a range of benefits. However, it takes a lot of time to master a language, right? No! In fact, there are a few practices that you can engage in to learn a new language quickly. These practices or “language learning hacks” speed up the language learning process and can save you weeks, even months. Here are our top ten hacks you should implement to optimize the language learning process:
1) Concentrate on language vocabulary that appeals to you
Generally, interests go a long way in determining how effectively we learn. It would be easier for someone who likes computers to learn how to program or code than it would be for an artist. The impact of interests also applies to the language learning process. Focus on vocabulary that is relevant to you, such as corporate lingo for those running a business.
2) Apply the Lexical Approach
With the lexical approach, vocabulary words are handled as lexical chunks or units rather than being memorized in isolation. Lexical units are groups of words that are regularly found in collusion. This approach is very effective and was initially introduced by Michaels Lewis. An example of the lexical approach scenario is when nouns are identified with the right gender or plural words learned together with the relative singular word.
3) Get immersed into the language
A popular saying states “We become what we continually do”, and this fundamentally applies to all areas of life including language learning. Getting surrounded with resources that contribute to your knowledge of a foreign language will improve the learning process. Immersion can go a long way in enhancing your language learning skills, especially in the long run.
In our time-poor society, being able to learn and practice ‘on the go’ is key to our success! There are many great products on the market that can support learning anywhere, anytime, 24/7, with the latest in micro-learning technology – small bite-sized, easily digestible learning chucks. These options offer users enough material to learn any language of their choice, with complete learning freedom!
5) Apply the Diglot Weave Approach
The Diglot Weave Approach enables you to learn and get comfortable with foreign languages while still speaking your normal language. It involves incorporating foreign vocabulary or words into your normal language sentences. An example will be “I am semper hungry” – this involves the use of the Latin word semper, which means ‘always’ (in the middle of an English sentence) to stress the regularity of my hunger in the sentence.
6) The Word of the Day Method
Word of the day method involves memorizing a different word in a foreign language every single day. On average, an adult repeats a foreign word 150 times to learn it. At this rate, learning the whole language will take a very long time. However, if streamlined with your Word of the Day, words can be learned faster, relatively increasing your language learning speed.
7) Learn Words with Some Authentic Phrases
This is more or less like the lexical approach discussed earlier. It involves not just learning words as they stand alone, but also applying them in phrases. Try to learn likely phrases that can be used with the word and apply them to the learning process.
8) Increase your General Exposure to the Language
Without a doubt, a foreign language can be learned outside the regular book reading process; especially if your daily activities are exposed to the culture and ideas of that language. Somewhat similar to the immersion process, this process involves eating, dressing and living generally in the wake of the foreign language’s culture.
According to scientists, infants have to be exposed to their language for 2/3 of their daily lives to quickly learn that language. This fact can easily relate to the language learning process as well since they are both similar. In essence, getting more exposure to a foreign language, and being full immersed, will speed up the language learning process.
9) Being Entertained with Languages
Try to focus on being entertained in the language you are willing to learn. This focus, if achieved, can lead to enthusiasm and interest, thereby speeding up the language learning process. Being entertained in a foreign language can easily be achieved at home with movies, songs and radio presentations in that language. However, you might also one to consider going for shows and exhibits exclusively in that language.
10) Make Your Own Flash Cards
If you are having trouble with memorization (which is an important aspect of language learning), using flash cards will be a good idea. This old-fashioned memorization aid involves writing the word and its meaning on both sides of the card. From time to time, one can go over the flash cards to remember or easily memorize words they’ve lost track on.
Your own Hack-a-thon!
There are many ways by which you can learn new languages; however, the hacks mentioned above will make the process faster and more effective. Simply pick a language you wish to begin learning, apply the hacks to your own personal learning journey, follow the tips and keep your process consistent. In no time at all, you will be speaking your desired language proficiently!
Apply these hacks and become fluent in your choice of foreign language in no time at all! Start learning now.
You can now use technology to help you learn almost any language from Spanish to Swahili to High Valyrian
The Internet has made it easier for us to connect with people around the world. However, not all of us speak the same language. This makes it difficult to communicate. You could learn the language you need to by paying for a class, giving tests over a period of months or you can use tech
to hack the speed at which you can learn.
TripLingo is a language app focussed on travel. The languages are divided according to the place you wish to visit. Once selected, it will teach you everything you need to know about the culture, language, phrases and safety tips. The app also has a voice translator that you can use to change your voice to the target language, and an image translator that will convert text from a picture.
Beelinguapp lets users learn a language by exploring music, news and stories in other languages. The app presents users with the text in the language you understand and the language you want to learn. The text is further broken down to show you the meaning along with the audio. The free version is restricted to a few story books. You can purchase a yearly subscription for R1,150 that will give you access to the music section and news, along with a glossary of translated words and a Flashcard game.
Duolingo is perhaps one of the best language teaching apps out there. The app blends audio visual learning with quizzes, scores and points that motivate you to learn. The app has over 30 languages, including a few fictional ones derived from TV shows such as High Valyrian and Klingon. It works on both a web browser and your phone, with your results reflecting on both devices as long as the login is the same.
If you are looking for a more fun way to learn languages and quizzes and points aren’t cutting it, then try LyricsTraining. This app links songs in other languages and adds a missing lyrics to game on top of it. The lyrics game is meant to familiarise you with speaking in any language from their list of eight, by improving your skill to listen and understand what is being said.
While most apps on this list will want you to finish everything as fast as you can, Easy10 on the other hand tries to slow things down by giving you only 10
words to learn at a time. It makes sure that you know both the pronunciation and meaning. The slow pace means you can familiarise yourself with the language. The app features six languages, however, only Spanish is free, the rest incur a R893 charge.
Innovative language learning
Innovative language learning covers a huge range of languages with native speakers teaching you everything from simple everyday phrases to complex sentences meant to impress your friends. The languages have all been given their own channel and website.
Language learning with Netflix
This is a nice little tool that can be installed with your Google Chrome browser. Once installed it can use native subtitles in foreign films to teach you what they are saying, complete with a breakdown of the subtitle and the meaning. You will need a Netflix account and it only works on Chrome browser.
Woodpecker — Language Learning
Woodpecker has a huge library of shows in native languages that are subtitled with detailed meanings and pronunciations. The application also lets you use its translation library, while browsing the Web as well. The shows are listed according to genre so you can watch a comedy or a how-to or even music videos to learn. The downside is that the app only supports Mandarin, French and Spanish for English speaking users.
While it is no longer maintained, BBC Languages is a very neat resource for learning close to 40 languages, with courses, phrases, audio, video and tests—all for free. You can also learn languages like Cornish, Scottish Gaelic and Irish on the site.
WaitChatter is a Chrome plug-in that attaches itself to your Google instant messenger and detects when you are waiting for someone to respond. While you wait, the plug-in throws up new words, meanings and challenges from the language you want to learn.
This site lets you learn languages in a conversational style with a variety of quizzes and tests meant to reiterate the phrases and their meanings till they are part of your vocabulary. The site is very interactive and is also suitable for younger children looking to learn a new language.
Busuu lets you learn and practice phrases in different languages. The levels vary. If you are just visiting, then Busuu will teach you just a few phrases you might need for interaction. If you want to be able to watch movies and interact with locals then the lessons get more in depth.
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By: GH Admin | Last Updated: 05/01/2017
If you are a beginner and need to learn how to hack, the information provided in this post can surely help you out. For the sake of simplicity and easy understanding I have written this post in the form of question and answer with some of the frequently asked questions for beginners and enthusiasts.
How can I Learn to Hack as a Beginner?
If you are a beginner and have little or no knowledge of hacking, the best way to learn is to start from the basics. Don’t try to hack something big or attempt for something that is not easily possible. Instead try to spend time in mastering the basic concepts that forms a foundation for your further learning. To successfully learn how to hack, the following are some of the steps that you can take:
Step-1: Explore the Fundamentals
If you are new to hacking or have little knowledge of computers, you can start off by exploring the fundamental concepts such as operating system basics (Windows and Linux), computer networking, network protocols, firewalls and how each of these stuffs work etc. You can make use of resources and websites on the Internet to source your knowledge. If you are more interested in exploring any of these stuffs in detail, you can pick up a book that deals with your favorite topic in a much detailed fashion.
Step-2: Find a Good Source that will Teach How to Hack in Simple Steps
Since the information presented on websites and other free Internet resources are fragmented and do not give a holistic view of the concept, it is highly necessary to find a good source of knowledge that will teach you how to hack in a step-by-step easy to follow manner. For this I recommend the book Hacking Secrets Exposed which is a perfect source for learning how to hack.
The following are some of the reasons why I recommend this book for you:
- With this book you will learn how to hack right from the basics in a very simple step-by-step manner.
- The book is designed for beginners which is extremely simple and easy to follow.
- You do not need to have any prior knowledge of hacking.
- Get latest hacking techniques with practical examples.
- You can easily apply the knowledge gained to hack like a pro!
Step-3: Learn Programming
If you really want to hack like an elite hacker, programming is something that you can’t skip down. Even though there exists a lot of ready made tools and programs that let you hack with ease, it is always better to have some basic understanding of programming languages like HTML, PHP and JavsScript so that you will be in a better position to figure out how they work and what’s going on in the background. Nevertheless, one can always be a good hacker without knowing how to program at all.
How Long does it Take to Learn Hacking?
This question is hard to answer as hacking is not something that can be mastered overnight. It requires knowledge, skills, creativity, dedication and of course the time. For your hack attempts to be successful, you should adopt a hacker’s mindset and start thinking just like the hacker. Everyone can master it and hack like a pro provided they learn it from the basics and build a solid foundation.
So, to become a hacker all you need is passion to learn, perseverance and a good source of knowledge like Hacking Secrets Exposed . This book will guide you through various concepts that make you learn hacking right from the basics.
By: GH Admin | Last Updated: 05/01/2017
Are you a beginner who wants to learn hacking but don’t know where to start? If so you are at the right place. Since most of the books and free resources on the Internet are only meant for those who already have a considerable amount of knowledge on the subject, they fail to teach hacking for beginners. Therefore, I have decided to come up with this post that gives useful tips for beginners on how to kick start their journey to becoming a hacker.
What is the Best Way to Learn Hacking for Beginners?
Consider the following steps:
Step-1: Begin with the Basics
For beginners who have little or no previous knowledge of hacking, it is always better to start off from the basics. Instead of directly learning how to hack, you can begin exploring more about topics such as computer networks, network ports, firewalls, common network protocols like IP address, HTTP, FTP, DNS, SMTP etc. along with how each of those stuffs work.
You can also begin to learn more about alternate operating systems Linux whose knowledge becomes very much essential in the field of hacking. The more you learn about the basics, the more easy it is to find vulnerabilities and device exploits. Once you develop a basic understanding of the fundamental concepts, you will be in a position to easily understand various hacking techniques that are in practice.
Step-2: Find a Good Source to Start Learning
If one has a fair amount of experience in the field of hacking, there exists so many books and websites that give out technical information on latest vulnerabilities along with possible ways to exploit them. However, for beginners it is hard to find sources that teach hacking right from the basics in a simple and easy to follow manner.
So, I decided to put together all my 10+ years of experience in the field and come up with a book for beginners called Hacking Secrets Exposed which demands no prior knowledge of the topic and is easy for the readers to follow and understand at every step. This book also comes packed with all the necessary fundamental concepts (as mentioned in the step-1) so that readers can find them all at one place. Therefore, I recommend this book for all those beginners who have a dream to start off their journey to becoming a hacker. This is an excellent source of knowledge for all those who have a little or no prior background of hacking. For more information on this book, you can visit the official website from the following link: howtohack.gohacking.com .
Step-3: Learn Programming (Optional)
If you want to take your hacking skills one step ahead, programming is something that you can’t skip down. Although you can easily find a lot of ready made tools and programs that let you hack with ease, it is always better to have some basic knowledge of programming languages like PHP and JavsScript so that you will be in a position to develop your own tools and exploit codes. However, if you do not wish to learn programming you can skip this step and still be a good hacker.
How Long does it Take to Master the Skills of Hacking?
Since hacking is not something that can be mastered overnight, you should never be in a hurry to get going. It requires knowledge, skills, creativity, dedication and of course the time. Depending upon the amount of effort and dedication you put, it can take up anywhere between a few months to few years to develop all the the necessary skills. Everyone can become a hacker provided they learn it from the basics and build a solid foundation. So, if you want to be a hacker all you need is passion to learn, a good source of knowledge that will guide you through the basics and some perseverance.
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Being able to gain access to a system that you’re not supposed to have access to is known as Hacking. For example, login into an email account without authorization is considered hacking that account. Gaining access to a remote computer without authorization is hacking that computer. So you can see that there are a large number of ways to hack into a system and the word hacking can refer to a number of things but the main concept is the same. Gaining access or being able to do things that you’re not supposed to be able to do, is considered hacking.
To crack passwords or to steal data? No, it is much more than that. Ethical hacking is to scan vulnerabilities and to find potential threats on a computer or networks. An ethical hacker finds the weak points or loopholes in a computer, web applications or network and reports them to the organization. So, let’s explore more about Ethical Hacking step-by-step.
Black hat hackers:
Here, the organization doesn’t allow the user to test it. They unethically enter inside the website and steal data from the admin panel or manipulate the data. They only focus on themselves and the advantages they will get from the personal data for personal financial gain. They can cause major damage to the company by altering the functions which lead to the loss of the company at a much higher extent. This can even lead you to extreme consequences.
They sometimes access to the data and violates the law. But never have the same intention as Black hat hackers, they often operate for the common good. The main difference is that they exploit vulnerability publicly whereas white hat hackers do it privately for the company.
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Why Python Programming For Hacking
Python is a widely used general-purpose, high-level programming language. Python is a very simple language yet powerful scripting language, it’s open-source and object-oriented and it has great libraries that can be used for both for hacking and for writing very useful normal programs other than hacking programs. In the future and present era python is very popular and it’s easy to learn, learning to hack with python will be fun and you will learn python programming in the best way. There is a great demand for python developers in the market.
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How Password Are Hacked
Everyone knows that passwords are not stored a plain text in the website’s database. Now we are going to see how to hack a plain text password when you find a password that is in hashed(md5) format. So we take the input_hash(hashed password in the database) and try to compare it with md5 hash of every plain text password which is in a password file(pass_doc) and when the hashes are matched we simply display the plain text password which is in the password file(pass_doc). If the password is not present in the input password file it will say password is not found, this happens only if buffer overflow doesn’t occur. This type of attack can be considered as a dictionary attack.
Learning how to hack can be a rewarding and challenging experience. It requires a lot of hard work and strong problem-solving skills, but it is also really fun. There are so many programming languages and operating systems available that you just can’t jump in with both feet. You need a plan. Here are few tips that can help you get started.
1. Learn Programming
Programming is a fundamental hacking skill. Each programming language is a tool designed for a specific purpose. Understanding a language is more than just learning the syntax. It is knowing how to use the language to solve problems. There are five languages that every programmer should know and a specific order you should learn them in.
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- Python is a scripting language and very easy to learn. It is recommended that beginners start with Python. It is a well-structured Object Oriented language that will teach you the fundamentals of programming along with a useful language.
- C/C++ is the programming language that all operating systems are developed in. Everyone that is serious about hacking needs to learn how to interact with the core elements of their operating system. C/C++ is the only low-level Object Oriented language programmers have accepted for system development.
- Java is a complex system language for advanced game and function development. It is does not interact with the core of the operating system itself but provides a run-time layer for interoperable programming. Due to its interoperability, Java will become more important as technology becomes more mobile.
- Perl is the standard programming language for system administration. System administration is different than system development and requires a different set of tools. Perl allows system administrators to create system tools and manipulate system modules without having to re-program code at the operating system level.
- LISP is an older language that is no longer actively used for development. However, it is the learning tool of choice for advanced programmers. While you many never use LISP in a project, learning it will teach you advanced develop concepts that can be applied to other programming languages.
2. Learn Open Source Unix
Once you know how to program, learn how to use an open source Unix operating system. Get one of the Linux or BSD operating systems and learn how to use it. Microsoft Windows and Apple’s OSX might be great desktop operating systems for end users but they are poor development tools for programmers. They do not allow programmers to dig into the guts of the operating system like open source Unix systems do.
Unix is also the operating system of the Internet. Every major network, server, and node that make up the Internet run on Unix or a Unix-like operating system. Learning Windows or OSX will not help you become a hacker and will not help you interact with the Internet. You need a Unix or Unix-like system. A great free Unix-like system is the Linux distribution called Ubuntu. It is designed for beginners and will help you learn the skills need to advance to more advanced systems.
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вЂWhat Benny has done for making language learning accessible is second to none. This new series is the perfect example of that. Combining modern tech and study methods that have for far too long been lacking from traditional course books, Benny has created a great set of all-round robust language coursesвЂ™
вЂBenny’s new Language Hacking courses are a major contribution to the language learning world. Learning with this series is like having an experienced language coach standing over your shoulder every step of the way, showing you how to learn quickly, and speak confidently right from the start.вЂ™
вЂThis unconventional course takes you through a series of missions designed to get you speaking the language as soon as possible. It shows you how to start conversations and keep them going, even when you donвЂ™t know much of the languageвЂ™
вЂBenny kept students engaged from his intro video reel all the way to the final Q&A of the evening. He is a dynamic speaker with fascinating stories and great tips for making the most of your time abroad. . . Though we expected students to be more interested in the travel aspects of his presentation, so many of them wanted to know more about his language hacks during the Q&AвЂ™
Sabina Post, Study Abroad Office, Elizabethtown College