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September 16, 2011



Do Animals Secretly Talk To Each Other When People Aren’t Looking?

Researchers have found that you can tape record the various calls made by Vervet monkeys and play them back one at a time.

March 9, 2011


toddler reading a book

Do “Smart Baby” DVDs Work?

Smart baby videos are very popular among parents who think they help with their baby's language skills.

February 3, 2011


Words in different fonts and colors

Being Multilingual May Help You Cope With Dementia

Are you bilingual or multilingual? Chances are it will help you cope with dementia.

September 24, 2009


A red barn door

Spoonerism: “Darn Boor”

What spoonerisms tell us about peech satterns, or rather, speech patterns on this Moment of Science.

April 8, 2008


Pack of rhesus monkeys with babies

Baby Talk in Monkeys and Humans

The tones mothers use to address babies are more universal than previously thought. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

May 8, 2007


Mother holding daughter in arms

Mom’s Wake Up Call

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.

October 2, 2006


a girl reading next to a stack of books

Want to Be Smart? Read

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.

August 1, 2006


two women talking and laughing

Funny Ladies

When women do find something to be genuinely funny, they feel rewarded in a way that men don't.

July 11, 2006



Babies Choose the Words They Learn

Did you know a 10-month old baby is able to learn words?

January 31, 2006



Talking Trouble

One of the most amazing phases in childhood development is when infants go from making baby sounds to actually saying words.

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