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Why Human Speech Is Special
Why Human Speech Is Special
Evolutionary changes in both the vocal tract and the brain were necessary for humans’ remarkable gift of gab.
Why Human Speech Is Special
Why Human Speech Is Special

Evolutionary changes in both the vocal tract and the brain were necessary for humans’ remarkable gift of gab.

Evolutionary changes in both the vocal tract and the brain were necessary for humans’ remarkable gift of gab.

disease & medicine, developmental biology, neuroscience
Primer: Acoustics and Physiology of Human Speech
Primer: Acoustics and Physiology of Human Speech
Philip Lieberman | Jul 1, 2018
People have a unique anatomy that supports our ability to produce complex language.
New Caledonian Crows Build Tools From Mental Images, Not Lessons
New Caledonian Crows Build Tools From Mental Images, Not Lessons
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 29, 2018
When it comes to tool making, the birds learn differently than humans.
End May Be in Sight for Ebola Outbreak in Central AfricaEnd May Be in Sight for Ebola Outbreak in Central Africa
End May Be in Sight for Ebola Outbreak in Central Africa
Ashley Yeager | Jun 29, 2018
No new cases have been reported since June 2, the World Health Organizations reports.
Risk of Dying Levels Off in Super Old Age: Study
Risk of Dying Levels Off in Super Old Age: Study
Kerry Grens | Jun 28, 2018
The researchers say that their results are evidence we haven’t yet reached a limit to human lifespan.
Magnetic Microrobots Deliver Cells Into Living Animals
Magnetic Microrobots Deliver Cells Into Living Animals
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 27, 2018
The miniscule carriers successfully transported and released live cells at a particular location within living mice.
Young Brain Cells Silence Old Ones to Quash Anxiety
Young Brain Cells Silence Old Ones to Quash Anxiety
Ruth Williams | Jun 27, 2018
In adult mice, neurogenesis increases social confidence by suppressing the activity of mature neurons.
 Image of the Day: Throw the Switch
Image of the Day: Throw the Switch
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 27, 2018

A computer model of the eye can predict the consequences of altering the neural pathways of vision.

Artificial Intelligence to Boost Liquid Biopsies
Artificial Intelligence to Boost Liquid Biopsies
Claire Asher | Jun 26, 2018
Machine-learning algorithms tuned to detecting cancer DNA in the blood could pave the way for personalized cancer care.
Poliovirus Therapy May Extend Lives of Advanced Brain-Cancer Patients
Poliovirus Therapy May Extend Lives of Advanced Brain-Cancer Patients
Ashley Yeager | Jun 26, 2018
More than one-fifth of individuals treated with the genetically modified virus survived at least three years.