Tag: "language" at biology news
New sign language suggests children create language's fundamentals through learning
...nagua, Nicaragua, deaf children are speaking a new language
entirely their own, which nonetheless has remarkab...his week in Science that, in fact, children give language
its most fundamental, universal features just by the way they learn it. As varied as they may sound ...
Information system to help scientists analyze mechanisms of social behavior
...mputer science and an expert on processing natural language
for information retrieval. Sandra Rodriguez-Zas, professor of animal sciences and expert on designing microarray experiments, will pursue technologies to analyze the gene expressions. The experimental users of BeeSpace will be an international commu...
New way to protect brain from stroke damage
...oke, which can include paralysis and problems with language
and vision, depend on several factors including the location of the obstruction and how much brain tissue is affected. The new work identifies a mechanism whereby acidic brain conditions following ischemia spur a portion of the damage. The normal bra...
Wiley publishes Welcome to the Genome: A User's Guide to the Genetic Past, Present, and Future
...f the Human Genome Project as the learning of "the language
in which God created life." There is little doubt that we are in the midst of the Genomics Revolution, but how do we make sense of it all? Probing today's most cutting-edge science and its far-reaching implications, WELCOME TO THE GENOME: A USER'S G...
Newborns have ear preferences, too
... brain processes speech and performs sophisticated language
functions. It excels at dealing with rapid, repetitive sounds. And, generally speaking, the right side of the brain is the primary processor of tonal sounds. It excels at hearing pitch, or sound frequency, and interpreting music. There's an elegant,...
Illustrated guidebook published for Chinese biomedical scientists and students
... among Chinese speakers in the specialized English language
terms required for work in biomedical research laboratories. "An Illustrated Chinese-English Guide for Biomedical Scientists" was written by scientists at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Maryland, Weidong Wu, Yuh-Chin Huang, Xinchao Wang...
Biologists deciphering complex lemur scent language
...haps other lemurs, may well have the richest scent language
of any primates. They may communicate not just ind...fferent ways perhaps the most diverse scent language
in primates." The animals have such glands in their genital regions and on wrists and shoulders. "Po...
National Academies Advisory: Sept. 18-19 Nanotechnology Conference
...ience, and other disciplines, and develop a common language
with which to discuss nano developments. Participants will meet again from Nov. 19-21 in Irvine, Calif., for the annual Keck Futures conference, at which they will continue their discussions and compete for research grants. DETAILS: The Sept. 18...
What are babies thinking before they start talking?
...arents do not, revealing new information about how language
develops in humans. The research by Sue Hespos, as...tually categorize things differently based on what language
they speak," Hespos said. "So, if language
is influencing adults' thought, one of our questions was,...
Drug prevents chemotherapy-induced hearing loss, study finds
...en with ototoxicity because they haven't developed language
skills before they lose hearing and, as a result, don't know what to listen for. As a result, many children become depressed and socially isolated, and they fall behind in school. "Their whole development suffers because of it," Dickey said. "The hig...
16th EORTC NCI AACR Symposium
...onnections will be available. NB: the official language
of the symposium is English and all press materials will be in English. To register: contact Margaret Willson for a registration form or download one from the conference website. ...
National Parkinson Foundation designates UNC as 'Center of Excellence'
...in stimulation (DBS) and the mechanisms underlying language
changes observed with DBS, in conjunction with Murrow, which lead the patients are better selected for DBS Kaufer previously worked in the Center for Excellence for Parkinson disease at the University of Pittsburgh. He was recruited to UNC in 2003 an...
Brain development and puberty may be key factors in learning disorders
...ey have difficulty distinguishing and manipulating language
sounds," said Wright. The idea of brain delay a...als, 54 had been diagnosed with dyslexia, specific language
impairment or central auditory processing disorder while the remaining 61 had no suspected learning ...
Espionage may have driven the evolution of bee language according to UCSD-led study in Brazil
...munication inside the hive, using a form of animal language
to encode food location. Bees can use two main forms of communication to tell their hive mates where to find food: abstract representations such as sounds or dances within the hive or scent markings outside the hive to mark the food and/or the route ...
Canine word-learning research published in Science
...Dog owners convinced of their pets' grasp of human language
may be validated, at least in part, by new researc...dog's apparent learning to a process seen in human language
acquisition called "fast mapping." The fast mapping abilities of children allow them to form quick a...
First ever standards linking climate change, biodiversity and poverty seek global peer review
...nts are welcome: critiques, improvements, specific language
changes and comments on the overall structure. A review team will consider comments and revise the Standards accordingly. The review team includes the original authors and three world-class advising institutions. After the revisions, a second draft ...
UCSD study shows how we perceive world depends on precise division of labor among cells in brain
...erception of the world," he says. "Deciphering the language
of the brain will help us understand the neuronal basis for sensation and cognition and their associated disorders." In their paper, the UCSD researchers also determine a chain of physiological mechanisms working in concert to allow these brain neuro...
International research conferences at the Villa Vigoni
...humanities and social sciences have strong ties to language
and culture, as these are not only the subject of research but also part of the research process itself. It is therefore important to create a framework in which cooperation in these fields of research is also possible in the national languages. The ...
Imaging study shows brain maturing
...ovement. Areas involved in spatial orientation and language
(parietal lobes) follow. Areas with more advanced functions -- integrating information from the senses, reasoning and other "executive" functions (prefrontal cortex) mature last. In a related study published a few years ago, Rapoport and colleague...
Human brain works heavy statistics learning language
...e use of highly complex statistics when learning a language
than scientists ever realized. The research, appea...on between what our brains are able to do and what language
demands of us." Newport and Richard Aslin, professor of brain and cognitive sciences, began by looki...
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