Dogs do understand human language and the emotional content of the speeches: Study

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Dec 202014
 
Dogs do understand human language and the emotional content of the speeches: Study

Remember when you laughed at your friends, who claimed that they can hold conversations with their dogs? Well, there is new research that backs their claim. Dogs do understand human language and the emotions behind those words. Dogs not only interpret simple commands but can also understand the emotional content of the speeches. They then try to mirror people’s response to that language. This means that like human beings, dogs too use the opposite sides of their brain to process different aspects of speeches. Some […]

Human language may have its roots in monkey alarm calls: Scientists

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Jun 192014
 
Human language may have its roots in monkey alarm calls: Scientists

From Shakespearean sonnets to impassioned speeches to lovers’ whispers, human language is an amazingly rich form of expression, whose evolution has long puzzled scientists. Now, some researchers propose that human language represents the blending of two different communication systems, those found in songbirds and monkeys. Content-based language may have its roots in monkey alarm calls, while grammar may come from the expressive parts of bird song. One of the big mysteries in the evolution of humans is the evolution of language — it appears to […]

Elephants Can Identify Human Languages: Research

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Mar 202014
 
Elephants Can Identify Human Languages: Research

An elephant never forgets — especially when it hears the sound of an approaching predator. According to the recent research, Elephants — widely known as highly intelligent mammals — can identify different sexes, ages and even different ethnicities in human voices, a remarkable talent that underscores the animals’ sensitivity to social cues. To reveal just how acute the listening ability of elephants is, researchers recorded the voices of men, women and children from two different African ethnic groups: the Maasai, cattle herders who frequently come […]