Droplets from Speech Can Float in Air for Eight Minutes: Study
Droplets from Speech Can Float in Air for Eight Minutes: Study
The experiments did not involve SARS-CoV-2, but researchers say the results support precautions to avoid possibly spreading COVID-19 by talking.
Droplets from Speech Can Float in Air for Eight Minutes: Study
Droplets from Speech Can Float in Air for Eight Minutes: Study

The experiments did not involve SARS-CoV-2, but researchers say the results support precautions to avoid possibly spreading COVID-19 by talking.

The experiments did not involve SARS-CoV-2, but researchers say the results support precautions to avoid possibly spreading COVID-19 by talking.

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Artificial Intelligence Decodes Speech from Brain Activity: Study
Artificial Intelligence Decodes Speech from Brain Activity: Study
Lisa Winter | Mar 31, 2020
The technology, tested out on patients with epilepsy who already had electrodes implanted in their brains, is currently limited to 30–50 sentences.
<em>T</em><em>he Scientist</em> Speaks Podcast - Episode 1
The Scientist Speaks Podcast - Episode 1
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Jan 30, 2020
Birds on the Brain: The Neuroscience Behind Songbird Communication and Human Speech
Speech Decoded from Brain Activity in Area for Hand Control
Speech Decoded from Brain Activity in Area for Hand Control
Shawna Williams | Dec 10, 2019
The surprising finding comes courtesy of two study participants with implanted electrode arrays that record activity at single-neuron resolution.
The Brain Interprets Spoken and Written Language the Same Way
The Brain Interprets Spoken and Written Language the Same Way
Catherine Offord | Nov 1, 2019
Neural activity associated with the meaning of words is independent of whether those words are read or listened to, a study finds.
AI Decodes Speech and Hearing Based on Brain Activity
AI Decodes Speech and Hearing Based on Brain Activity
Shawna Williams | Jul 30, 2019
The proof-of-concept study could be a step toward better assisted communication devices for paralyzed people.
Computers Extract Disease Clues from Speech
Computers Extract Disease Clues from Speech
Jef Akst | May 1, 2019
AI models can pick up subtle alterations in linguistic and vocal attributes of spoken language that may be indicative of failing health.
Computer Program Converts Brain Signals to a Synthetic Voice
Computer Program Converts Brain Signals to a Synthetic Voice
David Adam | Apr 24, 2019
A proof-of-principle study raises hopes that technology can give a voice to paralyzed people unable to speak.
Softer Diets Allowed Early Humans to Pronounce &ldquo;F,&rdquo; &ldquo;V&rdquo; Sounds
Softer Diets Allowed Early Humans to Pronounce “F,” “V” Sounds
Katarina Zimmer | Mar 14, 2019
Drastic dietary changes during the agricultural revolution altered the configuration of the human bite, paving the way for new sounds in spoken language, a new study finds.
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&rsquo;s Learning Abilities
Dialogue Improves Children’s Learning Abilities
Sukanya Charuchandra | Nov 1, 2018
Regardless of parental income and education, children who engage in more two-way conversation with their parents learn better.

Language Gene Dethroned
Language Gene Dethroned
Shawna Williams | Aug 3, 2018
Contrary to earlier results, FOXP2 did not undergo a “selective sweep” as humans developed language, a study finds.
Why Human Speech Is Special
Why Human Speech Is Special
Philip Lieberman | Jul 1, 2018
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
People have a unique anatomy that supports our ability to produce complex language.
Neurons That Recognize Tone Identified
Neurons That Recognize Tone Identified
Shawna Williams | Aug 28, 2017
The cells are crucial to detecting emphasis, sarcasm, and uptalk in human conversation.
Why Can’t Macaques Talk Like Humans?
Why Can’t Macaques Talk Like Humans?
Ben Andrew Henry | Dec 12, 2016
Anatomical analysis suggests monkeys possess all the hardware for human-like speech, they just lack the neurological capacity to use it.
Orangutan Imitates Human Speech
Orangutan Imitates Human Speech
Tanya Lewis | Jul 27, 2016
Captive ape produces more than 500 vowel-like sounds, offering clues to how speech evolved in humans.
How Dogs Interpret Speech
How Dogs Interpret Speech
Jef Akst | Dec 2, 2014
Dogs tend to turn to the left when they hear emotional speech-like sounds, and right when they hear verbal commands from a robot.
The Flap about FoxP2
The Flap about FoxP2
Jack Lucentini | Oct 23, 2005
Recent results are as puzzling as they are beguiling, dredging up debates about the nature of language and the ability of a single gene to affect it so greatly.