Music therapy rewires the brains of people unable to speak
Linguist uses Internet to study how we say things
(PhysOrg.com) -- Mats Rooth, a Cornell linguist, will use software to study distinctions of prosody (rhythm, stress and intonation) in language by hunting for word patterns on the Internet.
Going through the political motions: The role of body language in opinion formation
A new research project analyses the importance of body motion in the formation of individual opinions about politicians. The aim of the project, which is funded by the FWF, is to identify movement patterns ...
Computer scientist seeks the real meaning of language
Better be careful about telling a lie to Julia Hirschberg. The computer science professor, an expert in spoken language, examines what people unconsciously communicate through such things as intonation, accent ...
Web-ifying the real world
(PhysOrg.com) -- New technologies and tools developed by European researchers will apply the power of online knowledge discovery to offline, real-world situations. These researchers are web-ifying real life.
Music in speech equals empathy in heart?
Some people are annoyed by upspeak: the habit of making a sentence sound like a question?