Scientists demonstrated for the first time that horses integrate human facial expressions and voice tones to perceive human emotion, regardless of whether the person is familiar or not.
University of Kansas education professors have published a study showing that a comprehension-based strategy can help English learners improve their math word-problem solving abilities. The approach boosts reading comprehension and problem solving as well.
Individual speech sounds -- phonemes -- are statistically associated with negative or positive emotions in several languages, new research published in the journal Cognition by Bocconi Professor Zachary Estes, his Warwick colleague James Adelman and Bocconi student Martina Cossu shows. These associations help us quickly avoid dangers, because the phoneme-emotion associations are strongest at the beginning of the word and the phonemes that are spoken fastest tend to have a negative association
New research in the journal Child Development shows that parents can help their children perceive less hostility in their social world by framing social situations in a positive way, and thus, reduce their likelihood of behaving aggressively.
Previous research has shown the hunter-gatherer Jahai are much better at naming odors than Westerners. They even have a more elaborate lexicon for it. New research by language scientist Asifa Majid of Radboud University shows that despite these linguistic differences, the Jahai and Dutch find the same odors pleasant and unpleasant.
As more patients leave feedback on online platforms including social media, new research shows how health and social care organisations can offer value in their response. The study was led by University of Plymouth researcher Rebecca Baines and colleagues in collaboration with James Munro at online platform Care Opinion, and they will be sharing the full findings at a webinar on Thursday, June 21.
Multilingual students, who speak a language or more than one language other than English at home, have improved in reading and math achievement substantially since 2003, finds a new study published in Educational Researcher by Michael J. Kieffer, associate professor of literacy education at New York University.
According to the research conducted at the University of Helsinki, weekly music playschool significantly improved the development of children's vocabulary skills.
A Kansas State University linguistics team has found that people in southwest Kansas are developing a distinct accent.
A new study of the educational needs of students who are native users of American Sign Language (ASL) shows glaring disparities in their treatment by the US Department of Education. The article, 'If you use ASL, should you study ESL? Limitations of a modality-b(i)ased policy,' by Elena Koulidobrova (Central Connecticut State University), Marlon Kunze (Gallaudet University) and Hannah Dostal (University of Connecticut), will be published in the June 2018 issue of the scholarly journal Language.