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Blame human evolution for corporate jargon and thick academic prose

For anyone who’s ever worked in a large organization, this kind of message will be depressingly familiar: “Do you have ...

Children born more than 3 weeks premature may develop language problems

[R]esearchers have looked at the language development of preterm children – both those born three weeks early and those born ...

Our ancestors may have evolved the ability to talk 27 million years earlier than we thought

Some scientists have theorized that it only became physically possible to speak a wide range of essential vowel sounds when ...
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Pursuit of ‘speech prosthetic’ for people who’ve lost the ability to talk could be boosted by this discovery

One [area of the brain is called] the “hand knob,” which, as the name suggests, is a knobby region of ...

Early speech exposure could boost language skills for kids with autism

The more words autistic children hear as infants — and the more verbal interactions they have with their caregivers — ...
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Are we moving closer to mind reading? Facebook-funded study turns brain signals into text

With a radical new approach, doctors have found a way to extract a person’s speech directly from their brain.  The ...
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Turning brain signals into speech using artificial intelligence moves closer to reality

In an effort to provide a voice for people who can’t speak, neuroscientists have designed a device that can transform ...

Converting thought to speech: Brain implants could help paralyzed patients communicate

[Neurosurgeon Ashesh Mehta] was operating on [an] epilepsy patient to determine the source of seizures. But the patient agreed to ...
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What do toddlers and chimpanzees have in common? They use the same unspoken language

Prior to developing the capacity for speech, toddlers communicate their desires, demands, and discontent using a diverse repertoire of physical ...
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Why other primates can’t talk: It’s all in the brain

Compared to humans, most primates produce a limited range of vocalizations: At one end of the spectrum, there’s the Calabar angwantibo, ...
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