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Speaking of Science

By | January 1, 2016

January 2016's selection of notable quotes

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TS Picks: December 3, 2015

By | December 3, 2015

Inducing brain infections to cure cancer?; new journal publishes bit science; priming the brain for language learning

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Behavior Brief

By | September 2, 2015

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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New Human Brain Language Map

By | June 26, 2015

Researchers find that Wernicke’s area, thought to be the seat of language comprehension in the human brain for more than a century, is not.

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Aping Language

By | February 6, 2015

Chimpanzees can learn “words” for objects, a study suggests.

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Losing Languages

By | September 4, 2014

Biological criteria and evolutionary models help predict threats to spoken language, according to two studies.

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Back from the Blacklist?

By | May 8, 2014

Disgraced psychology researcher Marc Hauser, who was found guilty of data fabrication and falsification during his time at Harvard, publishes two new papers.

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Imaging Musical Improv

By | February 21, 2014

Some areas of the brain that typically process language are active in jazz musicians who are improvising, a study shows.

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Week in Review: August 12–16

By | August 16, 2013

Engineered immune cells attack tumors; a mouth microbe that can cause cancer; HIV may heighten cocaine’s high; craving high-fat foods

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Language Makes the Invisible Visible

By | August 12, 2013

Hearing the name of an object may make people more likely to see it.

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