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The Wada Test, 1948

By Philip Jaekl | November 1, 2017

A decades-old neurological procedure developed under unique and difficult conditions in postwar Japan remains critical to the treatment of epilepsy.

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Singing In the Brain

By Anna Azvolinsky | March 1, 2017

His first love was dance, but Erich Jarvis has long courted another love—understanding how the brain learns vocalization.

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Newest Life Science Additions to the Dictionary

By Kerry Grens | February 8, 2017

Need help explaining CRISPR, epigenome, or rock snot? The Merriam-Webster dictionary has you covered.

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Baboons Can Make Sounds Found in Human Speech

By Diana Kwon | January 13, 2017

The findings suggest language may have started to evolve millions of years earlier than once thought.  

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Fruit Bats Argue Using Nuanced Communication

By Ben Andrew Henry | December 29, 2016

Audio recordings of bats hashing out disputes reveals that their calls are laden with information about identity and intent.

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Scientists are enlisting the help of pigeons, parrots, crows, jays, and other species to disprove the notion that human cognitive abilities are beyond those of other animals.

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Dogs Respond to Words and Inflection

By Jef Akst | August 31, 2016

Using an MRI scanner to examine how dogs’ brains process speech, researchers find that our canine companions hear both what we say and how we say it. 

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Biologist Who Communicated With Dolphins Dies

By Alison F. Takemura | August 15, 2016

Louis Herman, who made seminal discoveries on dolphin cognition, has passed away at age 86.

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TS Picks: August 9, 2016

By Bob Grant | August 9, 2016

Gene therapy money-back guarantee; the brain benefits from bilingualism; Q&A with a science watchdog

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Is Bilingualism Good for Kids?

By Elizabeth Fiedler | July 1, 2016

New research suggests that raising kids in a dual-language environment might be better for their verbal development than previously realized.  

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