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Scientists have traced the roots of languages like English and Spanish back to present-day Turkey.
A bilingual upbringing appears to outfit infants with more sensitive perceptive capabilities.
A conversation with evolutionary psychologist Steven Pinker about language and what makes us tick.
A linguist unveils thousands of audio recordings of words and sentences from dying languages.
A study in PLoS Biology details how researchers decoded the brain’s electrical activity to reconstruct speech.
The nautilus, the “living fossil” of cephalopods, can uncover the origins of the...
Could a stash of ancient bones be the work of a giant cephalopod?
In less than a second, cephalopods can change the color, pattern and shape of th...
Biologist Sarah Zylinski studies how cuttlefish see the world by looking at thei...
\tWith its heavy outer shell, weak vision, and primitive brain, the nautilus lacks much of the excitement of the more flashy and cunning cephalopods. Yet a series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that this ancient species is incapable of basic learning and throws into question the origins of cephalopods' intellectual prowess.