A new study may answer why it is so difficult for us to learn a second language as we enter adulthood.
Like humans, zebra finches can recognize songs by their rhythmic pattern, even when the tempo is changed.
A new study reveals a link between vocal characteristics and individual personality traits. Those with deeper voices were more dominant, extroverted, and tended to rank higher in sociosexuality. Researchers found no difference between men and women.
It's a question most new parents ponder, can a newborn baby discriminate between speech sounds? Researchers found newborn babies encode voice pitch comparable to adults exposed to a new language for three years. However, there are some differences when it comes to distinguishing between spectral and temporal fine structures of certain sounds.
A new study reveals Neanderthals had the ability to perceive and produce human speech.
Using HD-TACS brain stimulation, researchers influenced the integration of speech sounds by changing the balancing processes between the two brain hemispheres.
Study reports a pervasive neuromodulation system strongly influences sound processing in a key auditory region of the brain. Findings suggest acetylcholine may assist in the brain's ability to distinguish speech from other noise.
Cortical representations for the sounds and meanings of new words learned form within an hour or two following exposure.