A novel analysis into the acoustical similarities between Yorùbá vocalizations and a west African instrument called the dùndún found a high degree of correlation. The researchers discovered that the talking drum mimics the microstructure of the tonal language and can be categorized into four different modes. In addition, the study emphasizes the value of studying non-western culture to understand various phenomena in mainstream musicology and linguistics that go beyond western domains.
Millennials, often referred to as the "job-hopping generation," represent a group of young workers who once grabbed the national spotlight with their publicized demands for "fun" work perks, such as happy hours. However, researchers at the Novak Leadership Institute at the University of Missouri and Kansas State University discovered today's young workers -- ages 21-34 -- represent a life-stage shift toward placing more value on having respectful communication in the workplace over trendy work perks.
A content recommendation system based on the user's brain model would be ideal for targeted advertising. Creating such a brain model, however, is computationally expensive. In a new study, researchers from Japan propose and validate a machine learning scheme to infer a user's brain model from their profile with high accuracy while optimizing the information collection cost using a feature selection technique, providing hope for its real-world application following further optimizations.
A collaborative team from the Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation has designed a wearable strain sensing device that can effectively detect a wide range of strains.
Scientists have long known that while listening to a sequence of sounds, people often perceive a rhythm, even when the sounds are identical and equally spaced. One regularity that was discovered over 100 years ago is the Iambic-Trochaic Law: when every other sound is loud, we tend to hear groups of two sounds with an initial beat. When every other sound is long, we hear groups of two sounds with a final beat. But why does our rhythm perception work this way?
Learning changes the brain, but when learning Braille different brain regions strengthen their connections at varied rates and time frames. A new study published in JNeurosci highlights the dynamic nature of learning-induced brain plasticity.
New research from Aarhus BSS at Aarhus University shows that openness about the effectiveness and side effects of vaccines bolster confidence in the health authorities, and this is a crucial factor if we are to defeat the coronavirus pandemic.
The rationale for the research is in the fact that despite the high number of recognized Indigenous groups who are struggling to maintain their languages, cultures, and identities in Russia, there is little research done on the matters of cultural and linguistic revitalization.
After asking white subject to write statements explaining why they weren't prejudiced against Black people, researchers found that other white people could nevertheless gauge the writers' underlying prejudice from linguistic cues--such as dehumanizing language.
New research pinpoints how young children quickly learn language, opening new paths to leverage for machine learning