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Rhesus Monkey Infants Express Sociability While On Oxytocin: Study
2014-04-29 13:47:28

Involved in child birth and the production of breast milk, oxytocin is a hormone produced in the pituitary gland. A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has found that this hormone also promotes social behavior in infant rhesus monkeys.

Vocalizations Of Banded Mongoose Similar To Human Speech
2013-01-11 14:38:36

Researchers find that the monosyllabic sounds of the male banded mongoose are similar to the vowels and consonant sounds of human speech.

2012-12-28 15:43:40

Research using new technology shows that our ability to imitate facial expressions depends on learning that occurs through visual feedback.

Babies Use Language To ‘Decode’ Intentions
2012-11-13 10:30:54

Psychologists have found that an infant's ability to understand adult intentions is surprisingly connected with language, even when they don't understand its specific content.

2012-09-18 13:58:44

By studying how birds master songs used in courtship, scientists at Duke University have found that regions of the brain involved in planning and controlling complex vocal sequences may also be necessary for memorizing sounds that serve as models for vocal imitation.

2011-08-17 13:18:00

Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery but how do our brains decide when and who we should copy?

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2011-07-20 10:35:55

Players of the game “rock, paper, scissors” unknowingly mimic one another’s hand shapes, increasing the chance of the game ending in a draw.

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2009-11-06 05:25:00

A new study finds that from their earliest days of life, newborn babies cry in the language their parents speak.

2009-08-14 11:03:55

Capuchin monkeys, like people, subconsciously warm to those who mirror their body language, primatologists in Italy said. Studies have shown people who are imitated feel more positively, or express greater empathy, toward those who are imitating them.

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2009-08-14 10:30:00

Imitation and mimicry have long been an interesting part of human social behavior, but a recent study found that imitation may serve as a way for monkeys to form connections.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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