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Seeing Isn’t Required to Gesture Like a Native Speaker

A new study including blind and sighted participants suggests that gestural variations across languages do not emerge from watching other speakers make the gestures, but from learning the language itself. ... More>


The Superior Social Skills of Bilinguals


To Spot a Liar, Listen Closely

An analysis of fraudulent financial statements reveals that company executives used specific vocal cues while lying. ... More>


Observation

Speed Reading Promises Are Too Good to Be True, Scientists Find

Learning to speed read seems like an obvious strategy for making quick work of all the emails, reports, and other pieces of text we encounter every day, but a comprehensive […]... More>


Observation

Replication Report Looks at Verbal Aspect Effects on Perceived Intent

A multilab replication project found no evidence that the verb form used to describe a crime influences the way people judge criminal intent, in contrast to previously published findings. The […]... More>