Both monkeys and humans have a way of thinking that involves recursion, a process of arranging words, phrases, or symbols to convey complex ideas.
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While grooming each other, chimpanzees move their mouths at a rate similar to human speech. It's another clue in the mystery of speech's evolution.
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Machine learning can scan social media to find out how entire communities are doing psychologically, researchers say. It could help boost public health.
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The language Americans use and their support for certain policies like the death penalty indicate who's most likely to dehumanize immigrants.
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Language people use on Facebook becomes more formal before they make a visit to the emergency room, according to new research.
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Writing education is leaving too many kids without the skills they need. A new intervention brings kids together to help each other learn better.
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With a bit of coaching, parents use more "parentese" with their babies, and that leads to babies having better language skills months later.
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Regardless of their risk for facing learning, attention, or behavioral development problems, reading to kids is associated with better vocabulary skills.
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