A team of researchers from the University Medical Center Utreacht has devised a way for locked-in ALS patients to communicate with other people. The technology uses a brain implant, which enables the patient to control a computer with his or her mind.
A new study provides evidence that dinosaurs might not have roar, but instead, cooed like the birds we have today.
Pigs are smart and sociable animals, which is why it is not hard to believe that pigs oink for no reason.
The team behind the invention analyzed cats' vocalizations and related them with corresponding human emotions.
In a quest to address the common travel dilemma of language barriers miscommunication, a team of Swiss designers have created an item of clothing that speaks for itself.
A new study from the University of Oxford revealed that the further turtle doves and reed warblers traveled, the more new neurons they had in their brain. Interestingly, however, researchers found the neurons are utilized for different purposes.
A critically endangered population of killer whales in the Pacific Northwest may be encountering more noise pollution than in the past. A recent study suggests large passing oil tankers emit sounds at frequencies killer whales use to communicate and echolocate. Ultimately, researchers say, this could impede their ability to find food they need to survive.
Although pitch perception was thought to be unique among humans, researchers recently discovered small monkeys known as marmosets use auditory cues to distinguish between low and high notes, just like we do.
A recent analysis found fault in a study that claimed chimpanzees newcomers were able to learn language from the native group they joined. Researchers suggest the original Edinburgh Zoo study was flawed and the conclusions actually misrepresents what the data shows.
Hominin fossils examined from South Africa suggest early humans and chimpanzees had similar hearing patterns, with some slight differences in the direction of humans. This is a preferable auditory system for people living in the savanna and communicating within a short range.
Elephants trumpet, horses winey, owls screech, and dogs bark. Any young grade-schooler could proudly share this knowledge. However does anyone know what the giraffe does? Now experts have found out that while the tallest residents of your favorite zoo might not say anything, they sure do a lot of humming.
Researchers have long understood that male mice sing, or use vocalizations, to attract their mates. However, a recent study using specialized microphones found that the female mice sing back – but only if they're interested.
Sperm whales use a series of clicks to communicate within their clans. Similar to human cultures, there are many patterns, or dialects, of these clicks.
New Caledonian crows exhibit social learning, emulating each other in order to properly use tools made out of Pandanus leaves.
It's no secret that compared to other animals, great apes are leaps and bounds ahead in terms of language development. The complex and varied call dialects chimpanzees exhibit, alongside the impressive sign language abilities of gorillas has shown us as much. But how close are they to developing a verbal language like ours? A new study of Koko the gorilla has found that great apes are closer than ever imagined.