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August 12, 2015

 

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Emotional Brains

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

November 7, 2014

 

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Baby Talk

Just because you can't understand their baby talk doesn't mean babies can't understand you.

August 15, 2014

 

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Facebook Wants To Get To Know You

New studies use Facebook data to reveal links between word usage and personality.

May 29, 2014

 

Babbling is a way for babies to practice language skills.

The Science Of Baby Babble

Sounds like 'baba' and 'dada' are common to hear from a six-month old. This is the genesis of sophisticated human speech.

September 17, 2013

 

Fish can sign?

Can Animals Use Sign Language?

I know that gorillas and chimpanzees can learn sign language and use it to communicate. But can other animals use sign language, too?

August 12, 2013

 

A bottlenose dolphin leaps from the water.

Signature Whistles: Do Dolphins Have Names?

Scientists have found new evidence that bottlenose dolphins may address each other by name.

July 19, 2013

 

Cluck-cluck-cluck. Could this be a language?

Chickens Have A Language

Researchers debate this, and it depends on how you define language.

February 29, 2012

 

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I Hear Your Hands

We've talked before about how surprisingly flexible the brain is. Learn about the amazing connection between sign language and the brain.

October 6, 2011

 

The Benefits Of Baby Talk

Do you think it is better to speak to a baby as you would an adult? Think again!

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.

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