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Babies can learn their first lullabies in the womb
One, two, buckle my shoe: Importance of language to learning math
Learning dialects shapes brain areas that process spoken language
On Takahashi et al., "
Coupled oscillator dynamics of vocal turn-taking in monkeys
Monkeys 'take turns in conversation'
Marmoset monkeys know polite conversation
Bird study finds key info about human speech-language development
On Schel et al., "
Chimpanzee alarm call production meets key criteria for intentionality
Chimpanzees: alarm calls with intent?
Chimp calls suggest language evolved from a song
Teachers more likely to have progressive speech, language disorders
On Smet & Byrne, "
African elephants can use human pointing cues to find hidden food
Elephants know what it means to point to something, no training required
Elephants understand what it means to point
Toddler brain scan gives language insight
The order of words: understanding differences in how children and adults learn
Like father, not like son: Brain and song structure in zebra finches are strongly influenced by the environment