Latest News

Young children have grammar and chimpanzees don't

A new study has shown that children as young as two understand basic grammar rules when they first learn to speak and are not simply imitating adults. The study also applied the same statistical analysis on data from one of the most famous animal language-acquisition experiments -- Project Nim -- and showed that Nim Chimpsky, a chimpanzee who was taught sign language over the course of many years, never grasped rules like those in a two-year-old's grammar.
View full story

Post your comment.


  • Molecular trigger for cerebral cavernous malformation identified

  • Researchers urge caution in prescribing commonly used drug to treat ADHD

  • Even the elderly can recover from a severe traumatic brain injury

  • Instrument to measure brand embarrassment developed by economists

  • White matter damage caused by 'skunk-like' cannabis, study shows

  • Cognitive behavior therapy can help overcome fear of the dentist

  • How can I tell if they're lying?

  • Amblyopia, not strabismus, identified as key contributor to slow reading in school-age children

  • Visual stress could be a symptom of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, research suggests

  • Lower availability of omega-3 fatty acids in the body associated with bipolar disorder