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Word Bubbles and Verbal Fluency

Verbal fluency is the ability to rapidly access your mental vocabulary while talking or writing. Quick wit, snappy exchanges, and persuasive communications rely upon this ability to quickly connect words.

That annoying tip-of-the-tongue state is due to weakened connections between linguistic representations of the brain. Priming these word systems has shown to help with language retrieval.

Used for: Language,Tip-of-the-tongue word finding,Thinking outside of the box, Verbal fluency games, Word Bubbles

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