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The Brain Dictionary

Scientists have created an interactive brain map showing which areas respond to different words. Nature Video explores how our brains organise the thousands of words in our heads. This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on April 27, 2016...

April 28, 2016 — Nature Video
The Reading Brain

The Reading Brain

Do you enjoy reading books? Reading is one of the unique activities that only humans do, and we have not been doing it for that long! People have been practicing spoken communication using a language system with grammatical rules for at least 100,000 years...

May 12, 2015 — Tanja Kassuba & Sabine Kastner

Why Do We Use Pet Names in Relationships?

I have been called a little owl, a swan and even a "panda-fish." No, I'm not a supernatural, shape-shifting creature or a character in a children's storybook.

February 12, 2015 — Elizabeth Landau

El mono ve y el mono habla

Científicos usan el lenguaje y la lógica para traducir los sonidos de los monos al inglés y desarrollar reglas lingüísticas para dialectos de primates.

January 6, 2015
A Modest Mussel Is Making Waves

A Modest Mussel Is Making Waves

Image: A mussel shell engraved by Homo erectus between 540,000 and 430,000 years ago Credit: Wim Lustenhouwer, VU University Amsterdam Source: Kate Wong’s World’s Oldest Engraving Upends Theory of Homo sapiens Uniqueness on Observations These scratches may not look like much but they predate the existence of our species, Homo sapiens, and upend any claim [...]..

December 10, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Language Moves Your Inner Dancer

Language Moves Your Inner Dancer

There are deep, surprising connections between words and the brain’s sense of motion through space

April 22, 2014 — Lindsay Harris

Telltale Language Reveals Who Is Keeping a Secret

Sharing a secret can forge a relationship and solidify a bond with a friend. Keeping a secret, however, can eat away at our health and happiness.  As it turns out, hiding a painful truth also changes the way we communicate with others...

August 2, 2013 — Sandra Upson
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