A To Chimpanzee

Humans hear and understand language through a staggering number of filters — language is heard coming out of the unique voice boxes and accents of millions of our peers, compressed by cell phones, radios, televisions, and computers, and...

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Snapshots and Words

A new study in the journal Cognition, by Judith Kroll and her team at Penn State, suggests that deaf individuals fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) with English as their second language can read words and internally visualize signs at the same...

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A PET For Your P-e-t

PET scan technology, or positron emission tomography, is an extremely important tool in neuroscience. Aside from their use in medicine for the detection of neurological disease, tumors, and stroke, PET scans – like fMRI scans – can...

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No Thanks, Facebook…

While yesterday we BBBlogged about Facebook’s role in boosting self-esteem, some other recent psychology research argues the opposite.  Though Stanford’s Alex Jordan, et al,  agree that Facebook allows for the posting of primarily...

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