Why we blurt things out (and how to stop it)

New research explains why we blurt things out. "...it actually doesn't take very much stress at all before people will say something they might later regret."

U. Melbourne | Dec. 2, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology cognition communication social-lives speech stress

People without ‘mainstream’ speech patterns make less

Speech patterns may play a big role in how much people make, according to new research. Part of that may be due to bias against certain ways of speaking.

U. Chicago | Nov. 12, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture bias jobs money race-and-ethnicity social-lives speech

Why Joe Biden’s stutter is a big deal

While many in the media focus on Joe Biden's verbal stumbles, many of these moments are a result of his lifelong stutter. An expert explains why it matters.

Jordan Bennett-NYU | Oct. 18, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture elections politics speech stereotypes stuttering united-states

Fine motor skills of kids with autism predict language risk

Fine motor skills are a strong predictor of whether children with autism are at risk for long-term language disabilities, research finds.

Megan Schumann-Rutgers | Sept. 11, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine autism childrens-health movement speech

Why politically incorrect speech works in politics

New research identifies how using politically incorrect speech can benefit politicians on both sides.

UC Berkeley | Sept. 6, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture beliefs emotions politics rhetoric speech

Brain maps look alike for podcasts and reading

Brain maps offer evidence that podcasts, audiobooks, and reading fire up our brains in very similar ways.

Yasmin Anwar-UC Berkeley | Aug. 20, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology brains hearing languages maps reading sounds speech

Stress may put a ‘frog in your throat’

When you get a frog in your throat or have other issues with your voice, stress may be the culprit. Personality plays a part, too.

Sheena Rice-Missouri | July 25, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology brains speech stress throats

Machine learning says ‘sound words’ predict psychosis

Two variables—including more frequent use of words related to sound—can predict whether an at-risk person will later develop psychosis with 93% accuracy.

Carol Clark-Emory | June 17, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine communication languages machine-learning prediction psychosis schizophrenia sounds speech

Oh! Interactive map tracks ‘vocal bursts’ of emotion

Try out this interactive map to hear the nonverbal expressions we use to convey 24 kinds of emotion.

Yasmin Anwar-UC Berkeley | March 4, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology communication emotions maps sounds speech

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