To test which branches hold up under the weight of scrutiny, a team of researchers associated with the Evolution of Human Languages program is using a novel technique to comb through the data and to reconstruct major branches in the linguistic tree.
Being bilingual or speaking multiple languages routinely exercises the brain, making it better at processing auditory stimuli and cognitive information. The study suggests that a bilingual brain is constantly activating both languages and choosing which language to use and which to ignore.Read More
Vanderbilt University researchers have found that a child’s capacity for understanding musical rhythm is related to the capacity for understanding grammar.Read More
Young children instinctively use a “language-like” structure to communicate through gestures, according to psychologists.Read More
Are infants born with knowledge about what human words sound like? Are infants biased to consider certain sound sequences as more word-like than others? A new study suggests that, indeed, this is the case.Read More
Why Auditory Pitch and Spatial Elevation Get High Together: Did Shape of Ear Evolved to Match Natural Acoustics?
Researchers uncover why there is a mapping between pitch and elevation.Read More