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2014-08-28 23:07:12

L2 Accent Reduction Centre is moving its training facility to Vancouver's downtown core making it more accessible to clients. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 L2 Accent Reduction Centre Ltd. will move from its present location in Kerrisdale to downtown Vancouver on 01 September 2014. The relocation will enable L2 to maintain closer contacts with its clients, a large portion of whom either work or live in the downtown core. Its new location at 470 Granville between West Hastings...

stresed out students
2014-08-01 06:33:18

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the University of Cincinnati's Health Promotion and Education Program reveals that many college students are stressed out and are not coping with that stress well. Keith King, professor and program coordinator, says there are simple ways to relieve stress and feel happier — despite the fact that students rarely use them. "We have a whole array of different stress-management techniques college students can use...

2014-06-26 16:23:46

MIAMI, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Non-native English-speaking Hispanics may be viewed as lying more often when being questioned than native-speakers, according to a study by Florida International University psychologist Jacqueline R. Evans. Findings recently published in the journal of Applied Cognitive Psychology suggest Hispanics speaking English with very low proficiency are at a disadvantage in situations where their credibility is being assessed such as...

Hand Gentures Often Help Determine What Is Being Said
2014-06-23 14:14:00

Alan McStravick for redorbit.com - Your Universe online The basics of communication rely on a number of individual components. Not only do you need the participants in the communication – the sender and the receiver – but each party has to be able to encode and decode the message. Communication can consist of both verbal and non-verbal cues. Non-verbal cues, such as hand gestures, have long been thought to be aids in the encode/decode process, helping the receiver to infer the intended...

2014-04-18 12:10:00

A groundbreaking study published in PLOS ONE by Prof. Iris Berent of Northeastern University and researchers at Harvard Medical School shows the brains of individual speakers are sensitive to language universals. Syllables that are frequent across languages are recognized more readily than infrequent syllables. Simply put, this study shows that language universals are hardwired in the human brain. LANGUAGE UNIVERSALS Language universals have been the subject of intense research, but...

There is Nothing So Sweet As A Voice Like Your Own
2014-02-20 09:24:17

University of British Columbia Have you ever noticed that your best friends speak the same way? A new University of British Columbia study finds we prefer voices that are similar to our own because they convey a soothing sense of community and social belongingness. While previous research has suggested that we prefer voices that sound like they are coming from smaller women or bigger men, the new study – published today in the journal PLOS ONE – identifies a variety of other...

2013-04-04 11:33:08

Humans favor speech as the primary means of linguistic communication. Spoken languages are so common many think language and speech are one and the same. But the prevalence of sign languages suggests otherwise. Not only can Deaf communities generate language using manual gestures, but their languages share some of their design and neural mechanisms with spoken languages. New research by Northeastern University's Prof. Iris Berent further underscores the flexibility of human language and...

2013-03-15 23:01:11

As hospitals rapidly expand their physician liaison programs to connect with referring providers, these liaisons are turning to MDreferralPRO to guide their efforts. Daphne, AL (PRWEB) March 15, 2013 With hospitals and specialty practices continually struggling to shore up relationships with referring providers, they are investing more heavily in physician liaison programs. According to HealthCareers.com, a physician liaison, or physician relations manager, generally is hired by a hospital...

2012-08-09 00:47:09

Stressed volunteers use different strategies and brain regions Stressed and non-stressed persons use different brain regions and different strategies when learning. This has been reported by the cognitive psychologists PD Dr. Lars Schwabe and Professor Oliver Wolf from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum in the Journal of Neuroscience. Non-stressed individuals applied a deliberate learning strategy, while stressed subjects relied more on their gut feeling. "These results demonstrate...


Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'