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Rhythmic perception in humans has strong evolutionary roots
So suggests a study that compares the behaviour of rodents and humans with respect to the detection rhythm, published in Journal of Comparative Psychology by Alexandre Celma-Miralles and Juan Manuel Toro, researchers at the Center for Brain and Cognition. (2019-12-09)
Animated videos advance adoption of agriculture techniques
In remote areas with low literacy rates, showing animated videos in the local language demonstrating agricultural techniques results in high retention and adoption rates of those techniques, found researchers from Michigan State University. (2019-12-06)
Patients' perspectives of clinical consultations related to weight
A recent review in Clinical Obesity assessed patients' reactions to consultations with physicians in which excess weight could have been or was discussed. (2019-12-04)
Researchers decipher small Dead Sea mammal's vocal communication
With the Law of Brevity in mind, researchers examined whether call amplitude, rather than call duration, might be the main factor by which animal vocal repertoires are optimized. (2019-12-04)
How does language emerge?
How did the almost 6000 languages of the world come into being? (2019-12-03)
Researchers investigate the effects of eye movements when reading texts in different languages
The existence of language universality has been a key issue in psychology and linguistics, since the understanding of universals is crucial for the development of information perception models. (2019-12-02)
New framework brings accuracy, efficiency to identifying stop words
Professor Luis Amaral and postdoctoral fellow Martin Gerlach's algorithmic approach automatically recognizes uninformative words in large collections of text, which could help researchers dramatically reduce computational requirements during data analyses. (2019-12-02)
Carpentry Compiler helps woodworkers design objects that they can actually make
UW researchers have created Carpentry Compiler, a digital tool that allows users to design woodworking projects. (2019-12-02)
'Going negative': How Trump has changed the Twitter narrative
If not for Twitter, US President Donald Trump would not be in the White House today. (2019-12-02)
Inter faculty -- Journal of Interdisciplinary Research in Human and Social Sciences, Vol.9
Volume 9 of Inter Faculty takes up the theme of patterns of confluence and influence in the context of the movements of history. (2019-11-29)
Disclaimers on retouched photos don't solve problem of negative body image
Labels that warn an image has been altered or enhanced do nothing to mitigate women's negative perceptions of their appearance, according to a study published in Body Image this week. (2019-11-28)
Puffins stay cool thanks to their large beak
Tufted puffins regulate their body temperature thanks to their large bills, an evolutionary trait that might explain their capacity to fly for long periods in search for food. (2019-11-27)
New research quantifies how much speakers' first language affects learning a new language
Linguistic research suggests that accents are strongly shaped by the speaker's first language they learned growing up. (2019-11-14)
Body language key to zoo animal welfare
Watching the behavior and body language of zoo animals could be the key to understanding and improving their welfare, new research suggests. (2019-11-13)
Late talkers twice as likely to have severe, frequent temper tantrums
Toddler speech delays and temper tantrums have long been assumed to be linked. (2019-11-11)
Brain enlightens the origin of human hand's skill
Dr. Jinung An explores the human brain to discover the origin of 'human hand motor skill.' (2019-11-10)
Time in host country -- a risk factor for substance abuse in migrants
Refugees and other migrants who move to Sweden are initially less likely to be diagnosed with alcohol or drug addiction than the native population but over time their rates of substance abuse begin to mirror that of the Swedish born population. (2019-11-06)
Screen-based media associated with structural differences in brains of young children
A new study documents structural differences in the brains of preschool-age children related to screen-based media use. (2019-11-04)
People with autism have a more symmetrical brain
Do people with autism have differently organized brains? A large-scale MRI study, published in Nature Communications, reports fewer differences between the right and left hemispheres in people with autism spectrum disorder. (2019-10-31)
Study addresses one of the most challenging problems in educational policy and practice
Language proficiency has an important influence on learners' ability to answer scientific questions a new joint study by Lancaster and Sheffield Universities has found. (2019-10-31)
The financial benefits of being bilingual
A new study shows that thinking in a foreign language may help people be more objective when deciding on a price to sell an item. (2019-10-30)
Whether a fashion model or not, some body image concerns are universal
When researchers from UCLA and the Laureate Institute for Brain Research in Tulsa, Oklahoma, wanted to test an app they created to measure body image perception, they went to the body image experts -- fashion models. (2019-10-29)
Memory training builds upon strategy use
Researchers from Åbo Akademi University, Finland, and Umeå University, Sweden, have for the first time obtained clear evidence of the important role strategies have in memory training. (2019-10-25)
What 26,000 books reveal when it comes to learning language
What can reading 26,000 books tell researchers about how language environment affects language behavior? (2019-10-25)
Marmoset monkeys can learn a new dialect
Monkeys and other animals communicate through calls that can differ depending on region. (2019-10-23)
Deaf infants' gaze behavior more advanced than that of hearing infants
Deaf infants who have been exposed to American Sign Language are better at following an adult's gaze than their hearing peers, supporting the idea that social-cognitive development is sensitive to different kinds of life experiences. (2019-10-16)
The brain does not follow the head
The human brain is about three times the size of the brains of great apes. (2019-10-15)
Read to kids in Spanish; it'll help their English
Immigrant parents worry their children will struggle with reading and fret that as non-English speakers, they can't help. (2019-10-15)
Deaf infants more attuned to parent's visual cues
A University of Washington-led study finds that Deaf infants exposed to American Sign Language are especially tuned to a parent's eye gaze, itself a social connection between parent and child that is linked to early learning. (2019-10-15)
HKU-led study on language speed and efficiency
Are some languages more efficient than others? In a recent study led by the University of Hong Kong (HKU) titled 'Different languages, similar encoding efficiency: comparable information rates across the human communicative niche', an international and interdisciplinary team comprising scientists at the Laboratoire Dynamique Du Langage (France), Ajou University (South Korea) and HKU analyzed 17 languages and found that all languages convey information at similar rates, regardless of whether they are spoken faster or slower. (2019-10-10)
Linguists track impact of cognitive decline across three decades of one writer's diaries
Linguistics researchers have identified a relationship between language change and the transition from healthy to a diagnosis of severe dementia. (2019-10-10)
To learn English, bilingual children need robust vocabulary from parents and caregivers
A study examining parents' vocabulary and grammar as an influence on children's acquisition of English, finds that the quality of child-directed speech depends on the speaker's language proficiency. (2019-10-09)
How do children express their state of knowledge of the world around them?
A study published in Journal of Language, Learning and Development by researchers with the Prosodic Studies Group led by Pilar Prieto, ICREA research professor with the Department of Translation and Language Sciences, reveals for the first time that three-year-olds use gestural and prosodic precursors in the expression of uncertainty, which they will express after five years of age through lexical cues. (2019-10-09)
Children's language skills may be harmed by social hardship
Children from disadvantaged backgrounds are three times more likely to develop difficulties with language than those from more affluent areas, research suggests. (2019-10-08)
NYU scholar makes recommendations to end disparities in stem for English learners
In her latest research article, published in Educational Researcher, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), NYU Professor Okhee Lee provides recommendations to support a federal mandate in the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 which requires that English language proficiency standards align with content standards. (2019-10-08)
Focus on employability boosts universities' success in the Teaching Excellence Framework
Universities' Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) grades -- designed to help students choose where to study -- are being boosted for the institutions that highlight employability post-university and student outcomes in their TEF submission reports, according to a new study published in Educational Review. (2019-10-08)
Why the language-ready brain is so complex
In a review article published in Science, Peter Hagoort, professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at Radboud University and director of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, argues for a new model of language, involving the interaction of multiple brain networks. (2019-10-03)
Leg amputees feel and use the prosthesis as a real limb
The bionic prosthesis is perceived, by the brain of three leg amputees, as a real limb, allowing them to avoid falls while walking over obstacles without seeing them, climb stairs much faster and to finely place the feet in the space. (2019-10-02)
Neuroimaging reveals hidden communication between brain layers during reading
Language involves many different regions of the brain. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics and the Donders Institute at Radboud University discovered previously hidden connections between brain layers during reading, in a neuroimaging study reported in PNAS. (2019-10-01)
Mild-to-moderate hearing loss in children leads to changes in how brain processes sound
Deafness in early childhood is known to lead to lasting changes in how sounds are processed in the brain, but new research published today in eLife shows that even mild-to-moderate levels of hearing loss in young children can lead to similar changes. (2019-10-01)
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