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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

 

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Babies Choose the Words They Learn

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

January 31, 2006

 

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Talking Trouble

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

August 25, 2005

 

A set of phonics cards spelling the word crib

Slicing Up Language

As if being born weren't hard enough, infants are hit with a particularly difficult problem - the need to learn language.

June 9, 2005

 

Purring

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.

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