Some researchers are now considering the hypothesis that human speech evolved not from primate sounds but more from monkey facial gestures.
What does it mean to be "thick skinned"? Why is some skin thicker than other skin?
In fact, there are several reasons, the major one being that telephones completely remove any visual cues from the process of communication. Not only do we read emotional content off the posture of a speaker’s body and face, but language comprehension is aided by a subtle form of lip reading.
Today, on A Moment of Science, why lips go dry. Let’s start by reviewing the ways in which the surface of our lips is different from the surface of the skin on the rest of our bodies. Basically, our lips are made of the same mucus membrane that coats the inside of our mouths. This [...]