For Kids, Two Languages Can Be as Easy as One
...found the results intriguing and said she would like to see further research on how children learn different languages, especially ones with different tonal
structures, such as Chinese and English.
"We now know, thanks to [functional MRI] studies that allow us to observe the working brain, that learnin...
Musicians' Brains Tuned to Emotions in Sound
... Finding suggests children with language disorders may benefit from tonal
FRIDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) -- Musical training enhances the ability to recognize emotion in speech and other sounds, a fin...
Pitch Patterns Play Greater Role in Speech Perception
...rom a collaboration comparing brain activity in young adult speakers of the tonal
language Mandarin with those of speakers of English, a non-tonal language. ...studying brain activity at different stages of processing pitch patterns in tonal
languages, we have found that early activity in the brain stem is shaped by...
Is Perfect Pitch All in the Genes?
Also, "they [the researchers] didn't control for language," she said. "My articles have shown that language is important, particularly tonal
languages such as Mandarin. Japanese also relies on pitch to alter meaning, as do certain dialects of Korean."
The genetic link is also suspect in ...
Genes may Have a Role in Learning "tonal Languages"
Slight pronunciation differences in tonal
languages can fundamentally alter the meaning of w..., ASPM and Microcephalin, as compared to people in tonal
The results open up a whole new ...en English speakers, who are excellent at learning tonal
languages, and those who find it difficult.
Manatees can probably hear which directions boats approach from
...t the manatees were able to locate the sources of both the 4kHz and 16kHz tones, although the team only tested the animals with the longest of the two tonal
notes, as the animals had shown signs of frustration when they heard these sounds.
So how are the animals able to localize sounds? Colbert explains...
'Perfect pitch' in humans far more prevalent than expected
... listeners with only relative pitch perception. Marvin and Newport are also planning to investigate a controversial hypothesis that native speakers of tonal
languages like Chinese, which utilize pitch to distinguish different words, have their perfect pitch abilities enhanced by their language's necessary ...
Killer whales, blind bats, discriminating dolphins, mating birds
...s highly social species. Types of groans vary from a growling noise to more tonal
sounds, according to UCB's Frederic Theunissen ( firstname.lastname@example.org ),...enas than other objects, and the groans elicited by other objects were less tonal
in nature, with lower fundamental frequency. The researchers conclude that ...