Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within days > Health-in-Motion 28 September 2017 How the brain finds the most appropriate word for us to use Once we’ve learned to speak as children, talking feels like the easiest thing in the world to most of us. But exactly how the brain finds the most appropriate word for us to say next from a wide variety of possible options is a surprisingly poorly understood process. A new study suggests that a number of overlapping sections of the brain operate in unison to help us recollect the best word for any given situation from memory. Quite an achievement, considering that most adults have around 100,000 words in their vocabulary. 0 More: Daily Dose: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within daysHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Lifestyle 7 shocking things your first period can tell you about your health Lifestyle Should you squat on a public toilet to avoid germs? Fitness 5 new rules of super strength Fitness The 10 best yoga poses for men Medical 7 celebs with rare diseases Lifestyle ‘I slept on a yoga mat for 7 days – here’s what happened to my body’ From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Live healthier Effects on your brain? » 5 ways to get more seafood into your diet Mercury in fish may raise ALS risk Is it bad for your brain if you literally never eat fish? Calling all grown-ass picky eaters! Eeewwww! » ‘Why is my cough worse at night?’ SEE: When you cough, this is what happens to your body Can you get sick if someone coughs on you? The fine saliva mist emitted by a cough remains suspended in the air for up to 10 minutes.