language
Dogs Respond to Words and Inflection
Dogs Respond to Words and Inflection
Jef Akst | Aug 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. 
Biologist Who Communicated With Dolphins Dies
Biologist Who Communicated With Dolphins Dies
Alison F. Takemura | Aug 15, 2016
Louis Herman, who made seminal discoveries on dolphin cognition, has passed away at age 86.
TS Picks: August 9, 2016
TS Picks: August 9, 2016
Bob Grant | Aug 9, 2016
Gene therapy money-back guarantee; the brain benefits from bilingualism; Q&A with a science watchdog
Is Bilingualism Good for Kids?
Is Bilingualism Good for Kids?
Elizabeth Fiedler | Jul 1, 2016
New research suggests that raising kids in a dual-language environment might be better for their verbal development than previously realized.
 
Locating Language within the Brain
Locating Language within the Brain
Tanya Lewis | Apr 27, 2016
Researchers map the mental semantic systems of podcast listeners.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Jan 1, 2016
January 2016's selection of notable quotes
TS Picks: December 3, 2015
TS Picks: December 3, 2015
Jef Akst | Dec 3, 2015
Inducing brain infections to cure cancer?; new journal publishes bit science; priming the brain for language learning
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Amanda B. Keener | Sep 2, 2015
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
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.
Aping Language
Aping Language
Jenny Rood | Feb 6, 2015
Chimpanzees can learn “words” for objects, a study suggests.