It only takes five generations of learners for a pantomime to become a stable sign.
Understanding language's meaning requires coordination between the left and right parts of the brain.
The more exposed to various odors a society is, the more vocabulary it dedicates to naming and describing smells.
Just because you can't understand their baby talk doesn't mean babies can't understand you.
New studies use Facebook data to reveal links between word usage and personality.
Sounds like 'baba' and 'dada' are common to hear from a six-month old. This is the genesis of sophisticated human speech.
I know that gorillas and chimpanzees can learn sign language and use it to communicate. But can other animals use sign language, too?
Scientists have found new evidence that bottlenose dolphins may address each other by name.
Researchers debate this, and it depends on how you define language.
We've talked before about how surprisingly flexible the brain is. Learn about the amazing connection between sign language and the brain.