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08/07/2015 02:26 pm ET

MIT Scientists Discover A Universal 'Link' Between All Languages

This could help us further understand the human brain.

Of the roughly 6,500 spoken languages in the world, not one commonality has been found connecting them all together -- until now.

Researchers at MIT have found what they're calling a "language universal," which focuses on sentence structure as a link among languages. 

Edward Gibson, a professor of cognitive sciences at MIT and an author of the study, joined HuffPost Live on Friday to discuss his findings. 

Watch Gibson explain how the '"language universal" might connect all the world's tongues in the video above.

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