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How Learning A New Language Actually Rewires the Brain
Science & Tech  (tags: brain, rewiring, language, university, houston, study, research, discovery, humans, science, world )

- 1112 days ago -
In a recent report from the journal Brain and Language, researchers from Northwestern University and the University of Houston studied brain activity of monolingual and bilingual participants.
'Language of Deceit' Can Betray Scientific Fraud
Science & Tech  (tags: science, research, fraud, deceit, Diederik Stapel, language )

- 1329 days ago -
Diederik Stapel, the infamous "lying Dutchman" who in 2011 admitted to inventing the data in dozens of psychology research papers, unwittingly signalled his deceit through the language he used.
Language, Brain and Neuroscience
Science & Tech  (tags: language, neuroscience, children, brain, humans, medicine, investigation, science, interesting, research )

- 1471 days ago -
Dr Jonathan O'Muircheartaigh, from King's College London, recommends initiating children in languages before the age of four when brain development is strongest. Read more at es.php
Language in Books Shows How We Have Grown More Selfish
Science & Tech  (tags: research, books, words, study, humanity, selfish, language, interesting )

- 1719 days ago -
Language used in modern books reveals how society has become more materialistic and selfish in the past 200 years, according to a new study.
Riddle of the Script: How the World's Most Difficult Puzzle Was Solved
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, mystery, language, Bronze Age tablets, humans, student, solving, puzzle )

- 1746 days ago -
Linear B, the mysterious language discovered on Bronze Age tablets unearthed in 1900, had baffled linguists for decades. Then along came a 21-year-old graduate named Alice Kober... Margalit Fox tells the remarkable story.
Budgies Have Sense Of Rhythm
Science & Tech  (tags: science, research, language, language-learning process, badgies, birds, parakeet, Japan, University of Tokyo, finding, sense of rhythm )

- 2377 days ago -
Budgerigars have the ability to peck in time with rhythm, a team of Japanese researchers have found - a finding researchers say sheds light on the language-learning process.
Chimpanzees Have 'at Least 66 Distinct Gestures' They Use to Talk to Each Other
Science & Tech  (tags: studies, research, university, scientists, chimpanzees, language, communication systems )

- 2543 days ago -
Wild chimpanzees use more than twice the number of gestures to communicate than previously thought, scientists have said. The animals have at least 66 different mannerisms that they use to talk to each other, according to researchers from the University
Decipher This! Mystery Deepens Around Ancient Language
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, language, stones, Scotland, mystery, interpretations )

- 2811 days ago -
symbol-inscribed stones in Scotland predate the country itself. The stones are believed to have been carved by members of an ancient people known as the Picts who thrived 4th - 9th Centuries The symbols are probably "words" rather than images
Vanishing US Prairie Dogs May Speak the Most Complex Animal Language
Science & Tech  (tags: prairire dogs, studies, scientists, research, language )

- 3001 days ago -
In our charming-but-fascinating animal news of the day, scientists believe that they've found an animal with even more sophisticated speech than dolphins: the US burrowing prairie dog. Yes, after recording the species' calls, they've determined that the
Science & Tech  (tags: Maya World, Language, interesting, society, culture, education, history )

- 3348 days ago -
Mayan language had many dialects - Qhuche, Cakchiquel, Kekchi, and Mam - is still spoken by about 300,000 persons, of whom two-thirds are pure Maya....
The Intriguing Science of Word Analysis: Counting & Categorization
Science & Tech  (tags: words, language, analysis, meaning, emotions, psychology, writing, research )

- 3476 days ago -
Professor James W. Pennebaker, a psychology professor at the University of Texas, says the message is not only in the what ut also the how. Read about how he parses language to identify meaning and emotion.
Left Hemisphere Specialization for Oro-Facial Movements of Learned Vocal Signals By Captive Chimpanzees
Science & Tech  (tags: chimpanzee, brain, lateralization, speech, language, origin, culture, pan )

- 3585 days ago -
The left hemisphere of the human brain is dominant in the production of speech and signed language. Whether similar lateralization of function for communicative signal production is present in other primates remains a topic of considerable debate.
Surprising Language Abilities In Children With Autism
Science & Tech  (tags: autism, language, study, linguist )

- 3647 days ago -
What began as an informal presentation by a clinical linguist to a group of philosophers, has led to some surprising discoveries about the communicative language abilities of people with autism.
Scientists Identify Language Feature Unique to Human Brain
Science & Tech  (tags: science, technology, research, humans, chimpanzees, brain, language, evolution, Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) )

- 3681 days ago -
The study marks the first use of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), a non-invasive imaging technique,to compare human brain structures to those of chimpanzees, our closest living relative.
Sun's Atmosphere Sings
Science & Tech  (tags: Sun, Music, Universal, language, Space, study, science, scientists, research, interesting )

- 3812 days ago -
Astronomers have recorded heavenly music bellowed out by the Sun's atmosphere. While humans can make out sounds between 20 and 20,000 hertz, the solar sound waves are on the order of milli-hertz--a thousandth of a hertz.

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