December 15, 2015
The central use of language is in conversation, where we take short turns in rapid alternation, a pattern found across unrelated cultures and languages. In the December issue of Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Stephen Levinson from the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics reviews new research on turn-taking, focusing on its implications for how languages are structured and for how language and communication evolved.
November 09, 2015
'Broca's area' processes both language and music at the same time
October 12, 2015
The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has added to its Memory of the World register 64 collections from The Language Archive at the MPI.
September 16, 2015
Universal patterns for the "repair" of human communication discovered
May 26, 2015
Brain potentials reflect language effects on motion event perception
January 22, 2015
Languages with a wide range of tone pitches have primarily developed in regions with high levels of humidity
January 15, 2015
New light shed on the hierarchy of the senses by a study at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen