- Best practices in communication for the animal world
- Monkey mathematicians hint at brain's number perception
- Phonology and the brain: it's all in the features
- Our brains are hardwired for language
- Language structure: you're born with it
- Universal syllables: some innate preferences shape the sound of words from birth
- Brain anatomy differences between deaf, hearing depend on first language learned
- How toddlers learn verbs: new insight
- Why auditory pitch and spatial elevation get high together: shape of human ear may have evolved to mirror acoustics in natural world
- Born to chat: humans may have innate language instinct
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014
Saturday, April 12, 2014
- Language disorders as windows on language evolution
- A proposal concerning the gene network that regulates the shape of the language-ready brain
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Monday, April 7, 2014
As part of the activities of the two projects led by Cedric Boeckx (a Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant from the European Union (PIRG-GA-2009-256413) and a grant from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (FFI-2010-20634), scholars came to visit our group (BIB) and gave seminar talks. Pedro Tiago Martins and Evelina Leivada took advantage of these visits to interview our guests on various topics in Biolinguistics. All of the interviews will eventually be made available on our blog, under the rubric "(Inter)views on Biolinguistics" (notice the new section next to "Blog").
We will start with Marc Hauser, who we had the pleasure to welcome for two talks last March.
You can download the interview here.
Friday, April 4, 2014
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Did the Neandert(h)als talk and why would it matter?
The talk will take place in room 0.2, in the ground floor of the Josep Carner Building (Gran Via w/Aribau), from 4pm to 6pm.
As usual, attendance is free and encouraged.
Spread the word!