Latest Evolution of language Stories
Researchers have found the gene known as Foxp2 helps regulate the wiring of neurons in the brain.
Foxp2, a gene involved in speech and language, helps regulate the wiring of neurons in the brain.
Among 12- to 24-month old children who view educational baby videos, there does not appear to be evidence that overall general language learning improves or that words featured in the programming are learned.
Psychologists at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Memphis have released a new study on linguistic evolution that challenges the prominent hypothesis for why languages differ throughout the world.
If humans are genetically related to chimps, why did our brains develop the innate ability for language and speech while theirs did not?
Scientists of the German Mouse Clinic at Helmholtz Zentrum MÃ¼nchen have generated and analyzed a mouse model in which parts of the human Foxp2 gene were introduced. Foxp2 is known to be a key gene for language.
German researchers have given mice the so-called â€œlanguage geneâ€ in an effort to understand the evolution of language.
The evolution of human speech was far more complex than is implied by some recent attempts to link it to a specific gene, says Robert Berwick, professor of computational linguistics at MIT.
The Foxp2 gene plays an essential role in the development of social communication, according to a study led by researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
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