Ben Reuveni on Statistical Learning

Even if you feel like you don't 'get' statistics, your brain does!

Carry the Two
Carry the Two
Ben Reuveni on Statistical Learning

Show Notes

Even if you don’t think you’re good at math, it turns out that our brains are basically little statistical machines. Learning a new language, whether as a baby or as an adult attempting to become bilingual, means recognizing the underlying statistical patterns within language. Don’t believe us? Take it from the researchers at Duolingo! 

We’re rounding out our first season of the show with Duolingo learning scientist Ben Reuveni, PhD.

Find our transcript here: LINK

Curious to learn more? Check out these additional links:

Put your statistical learning to the test at

To learn more about language and how the folks at Duolingo think about it, check out

keep your eyes open for the recently announced Duolingo Math app

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This episode was audio engineered by Tyler Damme.

Music by Blue Dot Sessions.