When learning new vocabulary, repeating words can have a negative effect on learning. Silently listening to the words or pausing between hearing and producing the new word helps to better consolidate language learning.
Using advances in machine learning, researchers have created a new model that predicts the ease with which individuals produce and comprehend complex sentences.
The development of a child's general and grammatical linguistic abilities between the ages of 3 to 4 is accompanied by the maturation of brain structures within the "language network".
Contrary to previous findings, a new study reports those who rise early tend to have superior verbal skills compared to night owls.
US Senate candidate, John Fetterman, who suffered a stroke earlier this year, has been criticized by the opposition for his performance in recent broadcasts and in this week's debate. Following his stroke, Fetterman developed aphasia, auditory processing, and speech issues which have led some to question his fitness for office. While aphasia and auditory processing disorders can make the speech of sufferers difficult to understand, they do not imply cognitive impairments. Researchers shed light on aphasia and stroke recovery, reporting auditory processing symptoms as a result of stroke do not alter one's intelligence, behavior, or other executive abilities.
Cats alter their behavior when their owner speaks in a cat-directed tone toward them, but not when their owner talks to another human or when a stranger addresses them in a cat-directed tone. Evidence suggests cats are able to, and do form strong bonds with their owners.
People automatically incorporate extralinguistic information into grammatical processing during verbal communication.
Using the Dr. Seuss classic, The Lorax, researchers shed new light on how the brain engages during complex audiovisual speech perception. The findings reveal how the brain utilizes a complex network of brain regions involved in sensory processing, multisensory integration, and cognitive functions to comprehend a story's context.
Researchers investigate how infants learn the speech contrasts of their native languages, identifying the necessary signals are presented in naturalistic speech.
A new language-switching experiment revealed traditional categorization of brain areas may not be sufficient. Researchers set their sights on the caudal inferior parietal cortex to better understand functional categorization in the brain.
A new genome-wide analysis of five reading and language based skills reveals a shared biological basis contributing to these skills.