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We Can Thank Agriculture and Soft Food for the 'F' Word, Claims Provocative New Study

Humans couldn’t always easily produce “f” and “v” sounds, according to a surprising new study. The reason we can now enjoy words like “flavor” and “effervescent,” say the researchers, has to do with changes to the ancestral human diet and the introduction of soft foods—a development that altered the way we bite, and…Read more...
Tags: Science, Anthropology, Human Speech, Paleontology, Human Evolution, Ancient Humans, Human Diet

This Simulation of a Monkey Speaking Is the Stuff of Nightmares

X-ray image of a macaque monkey. (Image: Asif Ghazanfar, Princeton Neuroscience Institute) New research shows that macaques have a vocal tract capable of emitting human-like speech, but they lack the brain circuitry to make words happen. That may be a good thing, because their simulated speech is creepy as hell.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Monkeys, Language, Linguistics, Animal Behavior, Primates, Speech, Human Speech, Animal Intelligence

Psychology Around the Net: December 19, 2015

Happy Holiday, Psych Central readers! OK, so we’re technically still in the throes of the holiday season, for those of you who celebrate, but you won’t get another Psychology Around the Net until after Christmas — which means, you need lots of goodies to read until then, right? Fortunately, we have them for you! Keep reading to learn about how small talk helps us bond with others, the research related to mental health courts, the one trick to a happy and successful relationship, and more! See ...
Tags: Social, Money, Fatigue, Relationships, Women, Research, Disorders, Relationship, Mental Health, Happy, Depression, Ptsd, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Stroke, Anxiety, Heart Attack