Study reveals that we process even smaller linguistics units than phonemes
If you gave up the clarinet in grade school, don’t worry. Those precious years of musical training still did your brain a favor.
DVDs and educational programs on TV have a growing place in helping young children to learn. But there’s new evidence that they may not be as effective as old fashioned conversation.
The stronger a child’s vocabulary, the more successful she tends to be in school, and new research shows that the word-building can begin before kids start talking.
Hablan dos idiomas? You should, if you know what’s good for you
Most of us take it for granted, but a new brain map shows how complicated speaking actually is.
There is an expiration date for all ugly words. Is the end in sight for “faggot”?
Communication may help toddlers cope better with emotions in pre-school
Increasingly, research finds that exposure to anesthesia in early childhood may have long-term effects on kids’ brain development.
Why do humans see in color? According to neuroscientist Mark Changizi, who left academia to run a research institute called 2Ai, it’s so that we could read the emotions of others. In his book, Harnessed, published last summer, …
The author of Babel No More explains what it takes to become super-multilingual.
Why do so many words have so many meanings? And why doesn’t that just confuse us more in conversation?
It might seem like preschool is all about naps and playtime, but the latest research shows that early classroom experiences can have a major impact on later learning and academic performance, especially when it comes to language.