By Peter Sergo | Thu, 11/21/2013 - 14:27
The way we register spoken words may not be purely grammatical — the gender of the talker also impacts how our brains linguistically break down what is said.
By Matthew Mientka | Sun, 10/06/2013 - 18:55
A massive amount of data from more than 15.4 million Facebook messages has helped English-language researchers glean new insights into personality.
By Nsikan Akpan | Tue, 09/24/2013 - 10:29
Responsive interactions in videos help toddlers learn language more quickly, according to a new study.
By Anthony Rivas | Mon, 08/26/2013 - 20:36
Babies exposed to three syllable sounds while still in the womb were able to remember them after birth, showing that language learning begins long before day one.
By Lecia Bushak | Thu, 08/08/2013 - 09:35
As civilization has developed from a rural to urban society, a UCLA psychologist tested how the frequency and choice of our words could be an insight into our values.
By John Ericson | Wed, 07/31/2013 - 21:06
Scientists say that a cat's meow is nonspecific and incomprehensible — so even if you think you understand it, you really don't. Sorry cat owners.
By Anthony Rivas | Sun, 05/19/2013 - 16:10
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 | Sun, 05/05/2013 - 12:51
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 | Tue, 04/09/2013 - 00:22
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 | Wed, 04/03/2013 - 00:57
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 | Fri, 02/01/2013 - 10:44
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 Makini Brice | Mon, 12/31/2012 - 13:43
An 81-year-old Englishman woke up after having suffered from a stroke speaking only Welsh.