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Posts tagged language

May 28, 2019


Electronic Mind Reading

A newly created computer program was capable of reconstructing intelligible speech from recordings of brain waves.

March 2, 2019


Inside The Heads Of Neanderthals

A growing body of research has slowly revealed a number of characteristics Neanderthals shared with humans.

January 22, 2019


Math Is Not a Language

Recent research suggests that math is not a language.

October 19, 2018


Describing Smells In English

The more exposed to various odors a society is, the more vocabulary it dedicates to naming and describing smells.

February 22, 2018


A recent study used Korean babies and American babies to study the differences between how language influences perception.

What Came First, Language or Perception?

One theory scientists have is that the languages you speak affect how you perceive the world.

December 20, 2017


The QWERTY Effect is a phenomenon in which words with higher ratios of letters from the right side of the keyboard are linked to more positive feelings and emotions than words that use more letters from the left side of the keyboard.

The Qwerty Effect

Typing may be influencing how you perceive different words.

September 12, 2017


An image from the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Are Spelling Bees Held in Languages Other Than English?

Out of all the European languages, English takes the longest to learn how to read.

March 24, 2017



Speaking with Tongues

In 2004, a team of scientists from Indiana University, proved how necessary a parrot's tongue was in its ability to talk like humans.

October 24, 2016


After a few generations, the signs became streamlined and more efficient.

From Pantomime to Stable Sign

It only takes five generations of learners for a pantomime to become a stable sign.

August 12, 2015



Emotional Brains

Understanding language's meaning requires coordination between the left and right parts of the brain.

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