Implanted memories teach birds a song

Researchers at UT Southwestern have begun to answer these questions in a new songbird study that shows memories can be implanted in the brain to teach vocalizations—without any lessons from the parent. Although the findings have no immediate implications for treating patients, they do provide compelling clues about where to look in the human brain… Continue reading Implanted memories teach birds a song

Why Red Means Red in Almost Every Language

http://nautil.us/issue/76/language/why-red-means-red-in-almost-every-language-rp Many experts expect that science will eventually reconcile the relativist and universalist philosophies. “As is probably the case with all nature-nurture debates, it ends up being a bit of both,” Franklin says. In a 2008 study, she and her colleagues found that infants were quicker to recognize a color from a new category if… Continue reading Why Red Means Red in Almost Every Language