Psychology & Psychiatry

New research shows how we turn on and off languages

A team of researchers has uncovered the distinct computations that occur when we switch between different languages, a finding that provides new insights into the nature of bilingualism.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Researchers gain new insight on language development

(Medical Xpress)—Two new studies appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveal what appear to be innate language preferences. In one study, Jacques Mehler of the Scuola Internazionale Superiore ...


Using video games to measure the eye-brain-body connection

Video games could give ophthalmologists an easy window not into the soul, but into eye health and the eye-brain-body connection—the three-way reciprocal communication that influences our actions.


Study examines how our native language shapes our brain wiring

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig have found evidence that the language we speak shapes the connectivity in our brains that may underlie the way we think. With the help ...


How can infants learn about sounds in their native language?

Infants can differentiate most sounds soon after birth, and by age 1, they become language-specific listeners. But researchers are still trying to understand how babies recognize which acoustic dimensions of their language ...


Massive genome study informs the biology of reading and language

What is the biological basis of our uniquely human capacity to speak, read and write? A genome-wide analysis of five reading- and language-based skills in many thousands of people, published in PNAS, identifies shared biology ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

New insights on infant word learning reported in study

A lot is unknown about how infants begin to connect names with objects, a critical skill for later language development. A new study by Indiana University researchers offers a fresh perspective on how infants reach this milestone ...

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