What does the melodic morning birdsong have in common with a child's first words? Scientists are trying to learn about the way humans learn to speak by studying how baby birds respond to birdsong and other facts about language.
The discovery of genes directly related to language offers a new way to examine speech and communication disorders.
The ability to instinctively and immediately understand what other people are experiencing has long baffled neuroscientists, psychologists, and philosophers alike. Research now suggests a fascinating explanation: brain cells called mirror neurons.
Everybody gets thirsty. The urge to drink fluids is a natural instinct regulated by a negative feedback loop between the brain and other organs in the body.
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