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Mothers' pregnancy-related anxiety may alter how infants' brains respond to sad speech
Study shows correlation between mothers' self-reported pregnancy-related anxiety, and babies' blood flow to brain areas responsible for emotional responses when listening to sad speech (2019-11-12)
New research suggests robots appear more persuasive when pretending to be human
Recent technological breakthroughs in artificial intelligence have made it possible for machines, or bots, to pass as humans. (2019-11-12)
Why only some post-stroke survivors can 'copy what I say'
Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and elsewhere report in Brain that the left lateral temporal cortex must be intact in stroke patients with aphasia if they are to have their speech entrained. (2019-11-12)
How artificial intelligence can transform psychiatry
Scientists have developed a new mobile app that categorizes mental health status based on speech patterns. (2019-11-12)
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)
Yale study shows class bias in hiring based on few seconds of speech
Candidates at job interviews expect to be evaluated on their experience, conduct, and ideas, but a new study by Yale researchers provides evidence that interviewees are judged based on their social status seconds after they start to speak. (2019-10-21)
Super light dampers for low tones
A team of Empa acoustic researchers has built macroscopic crystal structures that use internal ro-tation to attenuate the propagation of waves. (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)
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)
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)
Implanted memories teach birds a song
A new songbird study that shows memories can be implanted in the brain to teach vocalizations -- without any lessons from the parent. (2019-10-03)
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)
Tyumen historians spoke about the evolution of Russian universities
The 1st Conference of the International Academy of the History of Science took place in Athens, Greece on Sept. (2019-10-02)
Scientists improve voiceprint collection
Researchers from HSE University and Nizhny Novgorod State Linguistic University (LUNN) have developed a new method for ensuring quality in automatic voice recording. (2019-10-01)
Mechanisms of real-time speech interpretation in the human brain revealed
Scientists have come a step closer to understanding how we're able to understand spoken language so rapidly, and it involves a huge and complex set of computations in the brain. (2019-09-30)
Study shows MRI can help remove DOUBT when diagnosing minor strokes
A University of Calgary study is highlighting the importance of magnetic resonance imaging in helping to diagnose minor stroke and transient ischemic attacks. (2019-09-23)
Speech impairment in five-year-old international adoptees with cleft palate
In a group of internationally adopted children with cleft lip and/or palate, speech at age five is impaired compared to a corresponding group of children born in Sweden, a study shows. (2019-09-06)
Sound deprivation in one ear leads to speech recognition difficulties
Chronic conductive hearing loss, which can result from middle-ear infections, has been linked to speech recognition deficits, according to the results of a new study of 240 patients, led by scientists at Massachusetts Eye and Ear. (2019-09-06)
Study locates brain areas for understanding metaphors in healthy and schizophrenic people
Scientists have used MRI scanners to discover the parts of the brain which understand metaphors, in both healthy volunteers and people with schizophrenia. (2019-09-06)
Similar information rates across languages, despite divergent speech rates
Spanish may seem to be spoken at a higher speed than Vietnamese, but that doesn't make it any more 'efficient'. (2019-09-05)
Study shows the social benefits of political incorrectness
Using politically incorrect speech can incite controversy but also brings social benefits: It's a powerful way to appear authentic. (2019-09-05)
Autism study stresses importance of communicating with all infants
A new study from a UT Dallas assistant professor affiliated with the Infant Brain Imaging Study network that included infants later diagnosed with autism suggests that all children benefit from exposure to rich speech environments from their caregivers. (2019-09-04)
Research finds extreme elitism, social hierarchy among Gab users
Despite its portrayal as a network that 'champions free speech,' users of the social media platform Gab display more extreme social hierarchy and elitism when compared to Twitter users, according to a new study published in the September edition of the online journal First Monday. (2019-09-01)
Map of broken brain networks shows why people lose speech in language-based dementia
Scientists have drawn a map that illustrates three regions in the brain of people with primary progressive aphasia (PPA) that fail to talk to each other, inhibiting a person's speech production, word finding and word comprehension. (2019-09-01)
New findings on human speech recognition at TU Dresden
Neuroscientists at TU Dresden were able to prove that speech recognition in humans begins in the sensory pathways from the ear to the cerebral cortex and not, as previously assumed, exclusively in the cerebral cortex itself. (2019-08-28)
Babbling babies' behavior changes parents' speech
New research shows baby babbling changes the way parents speak to their infants, suggesting that infants are shaping their own learning environments. (2019-08-21)
A map of the brain can tell what you're reading
UC Berkeley neuroscientists have created interactive maps that can predict where different categories of words activate the brain. (2019-08-19)
Variation in the shape of speech organs influences language evolution
Why do speech sounds vary across languages? Does the shape of our speech organs play a role? (2019-08-19)
NIH study in mice identifies type of brain cell involved in stuttering
Researchers believe that stuttering -- a potentially lifelong and debilitating speech disorder -- stems from problems with the circuits in the brain that control speech, but precisely how and where these problems occur is unknown. (2019-08-19)
One therapy bests others at motivating kids with autism to speak, Stanford study finds
Pivotal response treatment involving parents works better than other existing therapies at motivating children with autism and significant speech delays to talk, according to the results of a large study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. (2019-08-06)
'Fake news,' diminishing media trust and the role of social media
Exploring the perception of the 'fake news' phenomenon is critical to combating the ongoing global erosion of trust in the media according to a study co-authored by a University of Houston researcher. (2019-08-01)
Artificial throat could someday help mute people 'speak'
Most people take speech for granted, but it's actually a complex process that involves both motions of the mouth and vibrations of folded tissues, called vocal cords, within the throat. (2019-07-24)
Frog in your throat? Stress might be to blame for vocal issues
A researcher from the University of Missouri has found that there is more to vocal issues than just feeling nervous and that stress-induced brain activations might be to blame. (2019-07-24)
how the brain distinguishes between voice and sound
Is the brain capable of distinguishing a voice from phonemes? (2019-07-17)
Study questions if tongue-tie surgery for breastfeeding is always needed
New research raises questions as to whether too many infants are getting tongue-tie and lip tether surgery (also called frenulectomy) to help improve breastfeeding, despite limited medical evidence supporting the procedure. (2019-07-11)
How does playing with other children affect toddlers' language learning?
Toddlers are surprisingly good at processing the speech of other young children, according to a new study. (2019-07-10)
CCNY experts in lateralization of speech publish discovery
City College of New York-led researchers have published a breakthrough in understanding previously unknown inner workings related to the lateralization of speech processing in the brain. (2019-07-01)
Music develops the spoken language of the hearing-impaired
Finnish researchers have compiled guidelines for international use for utilising music to support the development of spoken language. (2019-06-27)
Scientists closer to unraveling mechanisms of speech processing in the brain
A new study that sheds light on how the brain processes language could lead to a better understanding of autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia and other neurodevelopmental conditions. (2019-06-25)
Analyzing the tweets of Republicans and Democrats
New research examined how Republicans and Democrats express themselves online in an attempt to understand how polarization of beliefs occurs on social media. (2019-06-25)
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