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Feb. 12, 2010

Listening to Frog Love Songs

What can the love songs of South African frogs tell us about communication and the brain?

frogs, songs, communication

Sep. 11, 2009

Primate Music

There's research on whales singing and birds dancing, but what about monkeys and apes? In this segment, we'll look at the musical abilities of our fellow primates.

music, art, monkeys, apes

Nov. 04, 2011

A Researcher Asks: Are Dolphins Self-Aware?

Psychologist Diana Reiss discusses communication and cognition in dolphins.

dolphin communication brain learning

Dec. 10, 2010

Talk to The Computer: Prize-Winning Student Science Looks at Emotion in Voices

We'll talk with two winners of this year's Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology. The high school students developed computer software that tries to guess emotions by listening to speech.

speech, computers, communication, voice

Jul. 27, 2007

Computer Program Yields Clues About Baby Talk

Researchers create a computer program that learns parts of language in a way similar to the way infants learn.

brain, learning, child development

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Strange Fish

Dr. Seuss's McElligot's Pool (1947) features some fantastic fish—ones with pinwheel-like tails, curly noses, long floppy ears, or Kangaroo pouches. The fictional fish do have some truly strange nonfictional cousins, among which are giant oarfish, barreleye fish, and sawfish.

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