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language and speech development
2014-09-17 04:17:09

Two separate, recently published studies are shedding new light on how humans developed the ability to produce and understand speech, and what factors contribute to the development of language during infancy.

Fruit Flies Take Time To Think Before Making Difficult Decisions
2014-05-23 06:58:38

It is common knowledge that most humans think before they act. A new study, published in the journal Science, makes the case that this cognitive ability can also be found in the fruit fly.

2013-11-21 13:07:01

A genetic defect that profoundly affects speech in humans also disrupts the ability of songbirds to sing effective courtship tunes.

2013-04-18 21:58:39

Researchers have designed a method that can universally test for evolutionary adaption, or positive (Darwinian) selection, in any chosen set of genes, using re-sequencing data such as that generated by the 1000 Genomes Project.

Women More Talkative Than Men Because Thier Brain Is Designed That Way
2013-02-22 12:17:19

A new study backs up previous claims that women are more chatty than men because the region of the brain that processes communication is bigger than in a man's. However, the new study also finds another reason women are more chatty.

2013-02-20 10:26:29

Male rat pups have more of a specific brain protein associated with language development than females.

Genetics Could Explain Parrots Ability To Parrot
2012-07-05 04:42:15

Scientists say they have put together a more complete string of genetic letters that may control how well parrots learn to imitate their owners and other noises.

2012-03-07 13:43:25

Can the song of a small bird provide valuable insights into human stuttering and speech-related disorders and conditions, including autism and stroke?

2011-07-12 07:34:47

Researchers have found the gene known as Foxp2 helps regulate the wiring of neurons in the brain.

2011-07-08 13:56:12

Foxp2, a gene involved in speech and language, helps regulate the wiring of neurons in the brain.


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