Field of Science

Small World of Words

A group of researchers in Belgium is putting together a very large word association network by asking volunteers to say which words are related to which other words. They are hoping to recruit around 300,000 participants, which makes it my kind of study! (Technically, I've never tried 300,000 participants -- I think we've never gone beyond about 50,000, though we have some new things in the pipeline...)

It looks interesting. To participate, go to You can read more about the project here.

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