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Jenny Rood | Feb 6, 2015
Chimpanzees can learn “words” for objects, a study suggests.
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Sep 4, 2014
Biological criteria and evolutionary models help predict threats to spoken language, according to two studies.
Back from the Blacklist?
Jef Akst | 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.
Imaging Musical Improv
Abby Olena | Feb 21, 2014
Some areas of the brain that typically process language are active in jazz musicians who are improvising, a study shows.
Week in Review: August 12–16
Tracy Vence | Aug 16, 2013
Engineered immune cells attack tumors; a mouth microbe that can cause cancer; HIV may heighten cocaine’s high; craving high-fat foods
Language Makes the Invisible Visible
Kate Yandell | Aug 12, 2013
Hearing the name of an object may make people more likely to see it.
Bird Song Explains Why Babies Babble
Kate Yandell | Jul 2, 2013
Both birds and children struggle to learn transitions between syllables, practicing them extensively as they learn to speak or sing.
Predicting Autism’s Path
Kate Yandell | May 31, 2013
How brains of toddlers with autism respond to language is associated with later cognitive abilities.
Website Tracks Happiness Using Twitter
Kate Yandell | May 1, 2013
The day of the Boston Marathon bombings scored lower on the index than any other day since measurements began nearly 5 years ago.
Language Gene More Active in Girls
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 21, 2013
One gene involved in speech produces more of its protein in the brains of young girls than boys.