It turns out that social interaction may be best for teaching babies a second language.
Bilinguals may actually have more grey matter than the average person. Scientists have discovered that people who speak two languages have more grey matter in the executive control region of the brain.
Birds are quite an intelligent group of endothermic vertebrates. Their lightweight but strong skeletal structure gives them the opportunity to clearly navigate the skies and look for potential food on the ground. Yet did you know they are also capable of learning another language?
Why do human screams resonate so broadly? Scientists have discovered that human screams possess a unique acoustic property that activates not only the auditory brain, but also the brain's fear circuitry.
Dads don't quite have the "gift of the gab" when it comes to baby talk. Leave it to moms to take charge when it comes to finding the right words.
New findings published in the journal Brain and Language reveal that stuttering may also be associated with rhythm perception.
New findings published in the journal Perception show what may actually be a fundamental bias in the way people prefer to watch their video games. In other words, some like to see their favorite characters go from left to right, in the way that many languages are read.
There may be some new information about the spread of Indo-European languages. Scientists have examined a massive migration of Kurgan populations (Yamna culture) which may shed some light on how these languages spread.
The study of languages can tell researchers quite a bit about language's origins. Now, though, they may have tracked down the ancestor of Indo-European languages, which was spoken thousands of years ago
Do we use positive words more frequently than negative ones in human language?
Chimpanzees have special grunts for particular types of foods, and their fellow chimps know exactly what those calls mean. Now, scientists have found that primate cousins change these grunts over time to make them sound more like their peers-essentially learning a new "language."