Psychology & Psychiatry

Associating colours with vowels? Almost everyone does

Does [a:] as in baa sound more green or more red? And is [i:] as in beet light or dark in colour? Even though we perceive speech and colour are perceived with different sensory organs, nearly everyone has an idea about what ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Baby talk: Babies prefer listening to their own kind

A McGill University/UQAM research team has discovered that six-month-old infants appear to be much more interested in listening to other babies than they are in listening to adults. The researchers believe that an attraction ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Need a new brand name? Think of your vowels, says new research

A simple shift in a vowel's sound can change the way people think and make decisions about objects – leading to a greater connection between a brand's name and product features a business wants to highlight, says new research ...

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Researcher gives subjects their voice

Stephen Hawking and a 9-​​year-​​old girl with a speech dis­order most likely use the same syn­thetic voice. It's called Per­fect Paul and it's easy to under­stand, espe­cially in acousti­cally chaotic envi­ron­ments ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Even before language, babies learn the world through sounds

It's not just the words, but the sounds of words that have meaning for us. This is true for children and adults, who can associate the strictly auditory parts of language -- vowels produced in the front or the back of the ...

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