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How a coughing ape is changing our ideas about animals, humans and language

The Mouth Is Mightier Than the Pen

New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring: heuristics and intertemporal choices; dissociation between written and spoken language; and vocal signals used to evaluate job candidates. ... More>


‘Baby Talk’ Is Less Clear Than Normal Speech

People tend to speak more slowly, use a sing-song voice, and use cutesy words like “tummy” when speaking to babies and small children. While we might be inclined to think […]... More>