Psychology & Psychiatry

Foreign languages slow down brain aging

Medical advances are causing a gradual increase in average life expectancy. However, this comes at a price, as the number of cases of dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases grows with age. Researchers from HSE University ...

Neuroscience

Enabling optimised brain simulation for all

The better we understand the human brain in all its complexity, the more we can use that knowledge to achieve advances in neuroscience, brain medicine and other technological fields. To advance European brain science, the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Behavior called 'joint attention' studied in infants and mothers

Scientists have shed new light on a human behavior called joint attention—the ability for two or more people to share attention about something. For instance, a child and mother may both see a beautiful butterfly, then ...

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Human language

A human language is a language primarily intended for communication among humans. The two major categories of human languages are natural languages and constructed languages. The term is used in the opposition to other kinds of communication used by humans traditionally called "language", such as formal language or machine language, as well as to hypothetical alien languages.

Often the terms "human language" and "natural language" are used synonymously.

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