Study finds how babies learn contrastive linguistics

The findings were published in a recent paper in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) by two computational linguists affiliated with the University of Maryland offers new insight on this topic, which is imperative for a better understanding of how infants learn what the sounds of their native language are.

Suspect stood meters behind Abe during speech

Abe arrived at 11:20 a.m., about 10 minutes after the candidate had started speaking. Dressed in a white shirt and navy blue jacket, Abe got out of his car and waved to members of the public, and was greeted with loud cheers.

Disposable surgical masks best for making your speech heard

For the study, published in The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, the team tested medical masks, disposable surgical masks, masks with clear plastic windows around the mouth, and homemade and store-bought cloth masks made of different fabric types and numbers of layers.

Study reveals how brain distinguishes speech from noise

"While the phenomenon of these modulators' influence has been studied at the level of the neocortex, where the brain's most complex computations occur, it has rarely been studied at the more fundamental levels of the brain," said study author R Michael Burger from the Lehigh University in the US.