Is Your Brain Wired for Numbers?
Is Your Brain Wired for Numbers?
Our perception of quantity, separate from counting or estimation of magnitude more generally, is foundational to human cognition, according to some neuroscientists.
Is Your Brain Wired for Numbers?
Is Your Brain Wired for Numbers?

Our perception of quantity, separate from counting or estimation of magnitude more generally, is foundational to human cognition, according to some neuroscientists.

Our perception of quantity, separate from counting or estimation of magnitude more generally, is foundational to human cognition, according to some neuroscientists.

language processing
After a Lobectomy, a Boy Still Recognizes Words and Faces
After a Lobectomy, a Boy Still Recognizes Words and Faces
Ashley Yeager | Nov 1, 2018
A longitudinal study tracking the progress of an epilepsy patient after surgery shows the brain’s ability to reorganize itself to function nearly normally.
Dialogue Improves Children’s Learning Abilities
Dialogue Improves Children’s Learning Abilities
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Regardless of parental income and education, children who engage in more two-way conversation with their parents learn better.

Why Human Speech Is Special
Why Human Speech Is Special
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Evolutionary changes in both the vocal tract and the brain were necessary for humans’ remarkable gift of gab.
Primer: Acoustics and Physiology of Human Speech
Primer: Acoustics and Physiology of Human Speech
Philip Lieberman | Jun 30, 2018
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The Wada Test, 1948
The Wada Test, 1948
Phil Jaekl | Nov 1, 2017
A decades-old neurological procedure developed under unique and difficult conditions in postwar Japan remains critical to the treatment of epilepsy.
Singing In the Brain
Singing In the Brain
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 1, 2017
His first love was dance, but Erich Jarvis has long courted another love—understanding how the brain learns vocalization.
Locating Language within the Brain
Locating Language within the Brain
Tanya Lewis | Apr 27, 2016
Researchers map the mental semantic systems of podcast listeners.
Special Delivery
Special Delivery
Mary Beth Aberlin | Oct 1, 2015
Neurons in new brains and old
Lefties, Language, and Lateralization
Lefties, Language, and Lateralization
Bob Grant | Oct 1, 2015
The long-sought genetic link between handedness and language lateralization patterns in the brain is turning out to be illusory.
Whistle While You Work Your Brain
Whistle While You Work Your Brain
Kerry Grens | Oct 1, 2015
Communication based on whistles offers a “natural experiment” for studying how the brain processes language.
Whistle Stop
Whistle Stop
The Scientist Staff | Sep 30, 2015
Visit the remote Turkish village where the musical language that residents use to communicate across valleys is elucidating how language is processed in the brain.
New Human Brain Language Map
New Human Brain Language Map
Bob Grant | Jun 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.
Brains in Action
Brains in Action
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 1, 2014
An inspiring lecturer turned Marcus Raichle’s focus from music and history to science. Since then, he has pioneered the use of imaging to study how our brains function.
Imaging Musical Improv
Imaging Musical Improv
Abby Olena | Feb 20, 2014
Some areas of the brain that typically process language are active in jazz musicians who are improvising, a study shows.
Hearing Through the Chaos
Hearing Through the Chaos
Nsikan Akpan | Feb 21, 2013
Using Bluetooth devices in classrooms reverses dyslexia and improves reading ability.
Dual Adaptation in Deaf Brains
Dual Adaptation in Deaf Brains
Sabrina Richards | Feb 12, 2013
The brains of people who cannot hear adapt to process vision-based language, in addition to brain changes associated with the loss of auditory input.