By Anthony Rivas | May 19, 2013 04:10 PM EDT
Your brain's dominant side correlates with which ear you use while speaking on the phone. Researchers believe this finding will help doctors isolate the language centers in the brain before surgery.
By Matthew Mientka | May 05, 2013 12:51 PM EDT
In studying the evolution of language with the human brain, researchers say that language developed from "spare parts" found in the old monkey brain.
By Ashik Siddique | Apr 09, 2013 12:22 AM EDT
Are these talking monkeys? Wild gelada baboons, native to Ethiopia, make lip-smacking sounds while socializing that sound surprisingly like human speech.
By Ashik Siddique | Apr 03, 2013 12:57 AM EDT
Tonal language speakers hear musical pitch more finely than English speakers- consider raising your children in Cantonese if you want them to become multi-instrumentalists.
By Christine Hsu | Feb 01, 2013 10:44 AM EST
A leading scientist says that the human phenomenon of emotional crying is hugely important and developed as a way for humans to communicate how they feel before the emergence of language.
By Christine Hsu | Jan 09, 2013 08:48 AM EST
A new study found that older adults who have spoken two languages all their lives score higher on cognitive flexibility tasks than those who only spoke one language.
By Amber Moore | Jan 02, 2013 09:24 AM EST
A new study shows that children begin learning vowels in their native language while still in the womb.
By Makini Brice | Dec 31, 2012 01:43 PM EST
An 81-year-old Englishman woke up after having suffered from a stroke speaking only Welsh.
By Makini Brice | Oct 25, 2012 05:29 PM EDT
Researchers from the University of Chicago found that learning a foreign language may boost people's ability to make rational decisions.
By Nikki Tucker | Oct 15, 2012 03:17 PM EDT
Being a bookworm is not a bad thing at all. Children who read perform better in school, have a healthy self-image and become lifelong learners, according to the Reading is Fundamental organization.
By Christine Hsu | Oct 08, 2012 01:06 PM EDT
Learning a new language makes the brain grow, according to researchers who studied young recruits at the Swedish Armed Forces Interpreter Academy by measuring the brains of participants before and after the language training.
By Nikki Tucker | Oct 03, 2012 04:46 PM EDT
When most children hear genetic language to describe a group of individuals, it leads them to believe a host of other stereotypes that may fall into the category. Researchers from New York University and Princeton University theorize generic language can lead to stereotypes and prejudice.
By Christine Hsu | Aug 27, 2012 01:38 PM EDT
While psychopaths, often described as people who are superficially charming and extremely intelligent, are very hard to spot in the real world, they can easily be found virtually on Twitter, scientists claim.
By Christine Hsu | Aug 24, 2012 04:36 PM EDT
Like modern humans, most Neanderthals were right handed, leading scientists to believe that they have had the capacity for speech, according to new findings.
By Makini Brice | Aug 23, 2012 04:27 PM EDT
The researcher's viral map led them to establish the origin of the language family in Anatolia, a southern peninsula of what is now Turkey, between 8,000 and 9,500 years ago.