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Article ID: 709657

Poor pitch singing could be a matter of the tune in your head

University at Buffalo

Sub-vocalization, the silent, preparatory muscle movements of the face and larynx that result when singers run a song through their heads prior to vocalizing, could be nudging them out of tune, according to University at Buffalo researchers. Their recently published study for first time presents evidence suggesting a relationship among sub-vocalization, auditory imagery and poor pitch singing.

14-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 709446

Smile Train partners with UC Santa Cruz researchers on speech therapy game

University of California, Santa Cruz

Researchers at UC Santa Cruz have developed a speech therapy game for children with cleft lip or cleft palate and are now partnering with the international charity Smile Train to make the game, called SpokeIt, a resource for affected children worldwide.

11-Mar-2019 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709306

For Infants, Distinguishing Between Friends and Strangers Is a Laughing Matter

New York University

Infants as young as five months can differentiate laughter between friends and that between strangers, finds a new study. The results suggest that the ability to detect the nature of social relationships is instilled early in human infancy, possibly the result of a detection system that uses vocal cues.

7-Mar-2019 3:15 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 709108

Kids with Cochlear Implants since Infancy More Likely to Speak, Not Sign

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Researchers from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago present further evidence that deaf children who received cochlear implants (implanted electronic hearing device) before 12 months of age learn to more rapidly understand spoken language and are more likely to develop spoken language as their exclusive form of communication.

5-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 708930

How Do We Follow the Rhythm of Language? Neuroscientists Find the Answer Depends on Our Brain’s Pathways

New York University

How is our speech shaped by what we hear? The answer varies, depending on the make-up of our brain’s pathways, a team of neuroscientists has found.

1-Mar-2019 7:05 AM EST

Article ID: 708265

UW-Milwaukee poet blends Spanish, English

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Cárdenas was among those honored with an Outstanding Woman of Color award by the University of Wisconsin System.

18-Feb-2019 5:05 PM EST

Arts and Humanities


Article ID: 708210

Tinkers, at heart of student free speech, will mark 50th anniversary of landmark SCOTUS case at Iowa State

Iowa State University

In 1965, three Des Moines teenagers wore black armbands to school to protest the Vietnam War. Their suspension led to a 1969 U.S. Supreme Court decision that was a turning point for students’ First Amendment rights. On Feb. 25, siblings Mary Beth Tinker and John Tinker will discuss the significance of their case at Iowa State University.

18-Feb-2019 9:30 AM EST

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 708025

New technology breaks through sign language barriers

Michigan State University

Opportunities once distant to the hard-of-hearing community will become a reality with a breakthrough sign language translator. Engineers from Michigan State University developed and patented a technology that – unlike prior translator mechanisms – is non-invasive and as portable as a tube of Chapstick.

13-Feb-2019 10:20 AM EST

Article ID: 707981

St. Mary’s College Professor to Teach in Amsterdam via Prestigious Fulbright Grant

St. Mary's College of Maryland

A St. Mary’s College of Maryland professor has received Fulbright Scholar grant for research and teaching abroad.

12-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST


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