The tones mothers use to address babies are more universal than previously thought. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Researchers want to know exactly what it is about mom's voice that brings children out of deep sleep faster and more effectively than even a smoke alarm.
Define the word, "obtuse." The more you've read, the more likely you are to know the meaning of that and other relatively bookish words.
When women do find something to be genuinely funny, they feel rewarded in a way that men don't.
Did you know a 10-month old baby is able to learn words?
One of the most amazing phases in childhood development is when infants go from making baby sounds to actually saying words.
As if being born weren't hard enough, infants are hit with a particularly difficult problem - the need to learn language.
Scratch a friendly cat behind the ears and she’s likely to reward you with a deep purring. Have you ever wondered exactly how a cat makes this noise, and why a cat would want to do so in the first place? Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Have you ever wondered what came first? Language or perception? Find out on this Moment of Science.
People who think about language talk about how the sounds of words bear no relation to objects in the world. Learn about new finds on this Moment of Science.