A speech scientist reveals why the viral 'laurel' versus 'yanny' argument has only one right answer

2018-05-17 11:13

Laurel or yanny — which word do you hear in this recording? Speech experts have weighed in to clarify which side of the viral internet debate is correct and what's going on in our brains when we hear these words.

7-week-old baby says ‘hello’!

2015-03-12 10:17

Proud mom shares video of her tiny son repeating the word ‘hello’. [WATCH]

‘Apparently’ kid becomes YouTube sensation [Watch]

2014-08-06 11:15

This 5-year-old boy loves his first TV interview (and the word ‘apparently’, apparently).

Brain uses 'acoustic signatures' to understand language

2014-01-31 14:11

New research into human understanding of language suggests that the brain comprehends speech by picking up on certain kinds of sounds.

Neanderthals had own language

2013-07-10 07:32

A recent study suggests that Neanderthals shared speech and language with modern humans.

Altitude affects the way language is spoken

2013-06-13 08:40

An anthropological linguist has discovered a connection between elevation and speech and given examples of ejective sounds used in speech at higher altitudes.

What 3-year-olds can’t talk?

2010-01-07 13:11

A British survey gets our single dad thinking about his girls and their verbal skills.

The price of thumb sucking

2009-10-30 15:52

If your child is a thumb sucker or addicted to a pacifier, there could be serious consequences.


5 tips to help you nail your wedding speech

2015-07-31 10:59

Making a speech is no easy feat, especially if you’re a little on the shy side.

Mom more tuned into baby's voice than dad

2014-11-14 14:34

Researchers found that mothers are more inclined to react to their babies' voices than fathers, and that the babies were also more likely to respond to their mothers' voices.

Talking to infants important from the start

2014-07-15 15:32

The baby brain is engaged in trying to talk back right from the start and 7-month-olds' brains are already trying to figure out how to produce words.

Inner speech speaks volumes about the brain

2013-07-16 07:45

A new study shows that a predictive brain signal could explain why we 'hear' inner speech in our heads even in the absence of actual sound.

Brain's impersonation centre found

2013-06-24 08:06

A study has revealed certain regions are activated as people try out new accents or mimick the voices of others.

Language: a deadly weapon

2010-03-18 13:46

The Equality court has agreed that abusive speech can in fact be a deadly weapon after it became a source of national debate.

Learning language

2009-12-03 12:23

What should you expect when your baby starts to talk?

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