Researchers find language precursors by deciphering the sounds of babbler birds.
Much like humans, baboons use several vowel like sounds to communicate, a new study reports.
A new study reports that babies characteristics contribute to their cuteness, and that can trigger care-giving behaviors in adults.
Studying bats, researchers discover how the sense of touch plays a key role in powered flight.
Bees are helping researchers to uncover genes responsible for social behaviors, including social deficits associated with ASD. Researchers have identified 200 new gene variations linked to social behaviors, with 21 clustered in or nearby 6 genes implicated in autism.
Primates with larger brains can solve much more complex tasks using their hands than smaller-brained primates. However, improved dexterity comes at a cost. In humans and other large-brained primates, it takes longer for infants to learn the simplest hand and finger movements than our smaller-brained counterparts.
Human near-death experiences may have arisen from an evolutionary mechanism, researchers report.
Researchers show how two molecules regulate a gene implicated in speech and language impairments, as well as ASD.
Researchers reveal that, while the anatomical structures of bird, reptile and mammalian brains differ, all contain certain types of cells linked to cognitive ability.
An increase in blood supply appears to be linked closely to the evolution of human intelligence, a new study reports.