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Songbirds have a thing for patterns

You might think that young children would first learn to recognize sounds and then learn how those categories of sounds fit together into words. But that isn't how it works. Rather, kids learn sounds and ...

dateJun 25, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Machines learn to understand how we speak

At Apple's recent World Wide Developer Conference, one of the tent-pole items was the inclusion of additional features for intelligent voice recognition by its personal assistant app Siri in its most rec ...

dateJun 12, 2015 in Computer Sciences
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Thinking alike changes the conversation

As social creatures, we tend to mimic each other's posture, laughter, and other behaviors, including how we speak. Now a new study shows that people with similar views tend to more closely mirror, or align, ...

dateMay 19, 2015 in Social Sciences
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The hoo's hoo of gibbon communication

The secret communication of gibbons has been interpreted for the first time in a study published in the open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology. The research reveals the likely meaning of a number of dis ...

dateApr 07, 2015 in Evolution
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