A newly developed multidimensional lexicon of emojis helps crack the coded language and emotional value of emoji use, a popular form of communication by young texters, beyond simple negativity or positivity.
When people with language disorders such as aphasia speak, their communication partners are more likely to pay attention to the speaker's hand movements and gestures. Gestures, researchers say, may help supplement understanding of what is being verbally communicated.
Recognition of our own voices creates a sense of agency in speech and is a critical factor in our sense of control over our speech. Researchers say personal connection to our voices may be key to understanding auditory hallucinations and could help to improve a person's virtual reality experience.
Study reveals a link between spoken languages and the sense of touch.
The more connected people feel toward each other, the quicker they are to respond to one another in a conversation.
A small cluster of neurons in the brainstem regulates tempo and coordinates vocalization with breathing.
Researchers have identified a specific brain network that becomes active as we plan our replies within a conversation.
Infants and toddlers on the autism spectrum who showed the poorest neural responses to motherese, or baby-talk by parents, also displayed the most severe social symptoms, poorest language outcomes, and greatest impairments in behavioral preference and attention toward motherese. Conversely, neurotypical children showed stronger neural responses and affinity to motherese.
Researchers say whether you are a competent artist or not, drawing and doodling can have a positive effect on your mental health and help boost creativity.
Matching the location of a face to the speech sounds a person is producing significantly increases our ability to understand them, especially in noisy environments.
When alone, people who stutter tend not to be more fluent when talking. Researchers say the perception of being heard plays a key role in stuttering.