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.
A toddler’s first years are paved with milestones — the first smile, the first step and perhaps most importantly, the first word — all indicators of how well an infant is developing. But the latest research suggests that …
A brain scan may someday be able to help identify cases of autism, a new study suggests. Currently, autism is diagnosed based on subjective evaluations of a child’s behavioral and developmental deficits, but researchers at …
A study of deaf people in Nicaragua offers fascinating insights into the link between language acquisition and the understanding of numbers.