The ‘Talking’ Dog of TikTok

Bunny, an internet-famous sheepadoodle, has brought attention to a new area of study within animal cognition: the use of assistive technology for language acquisition.

#animal-cognition, #dogs, #instagram-inc, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #voice-and-speech

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A Piece of Music Will Speak Once More. For 26 Hours.

“I am sitting in a room,” Alvin Lucier’s classic work of sound art, will be performed by 90 artists in honor of his 90th birthday.

#acoustics, #content-type-personal-profile, #i-am-sitting-in-a-room-musical-work, #issue-project-room, #lucier-alvin-1931, #music, #voice-and-speech

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She’s 94 Now, but at 17 Her Voice Was Magical. Have a Listen.

Madeline Forman dreamed of being a singer, but life intervened. Seven decades later, she found a record in her closet that she had forgotten about completely.

#music, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #voice-and-speech

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Devoted to the Deaf, Did Alexander Graham Bell Do More Harm Than Good?

Katie Booth‘s new biography, “The Invention of Miracles,” argues that the inventor’s view of deafness as a deficit to be cured by oralism has had a long, destructive influence on deaf culture.

#bell-alexander-graham, #books-and-literature, #booth-katie, #deafness, #sign-language, #the-invention-of-miracles-language-power-and-alexander-graham-bells-quest-to-end-deafness-book, #voice-and-speech

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Neanderthals Listened to the World Much Like Us

A reconstructed Neanderthal ear adds a new piece to the puzzle of whether the early humans could speak.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #ears-and-hearing, #fossils, #language-and-languages, #nature-ecologyevolution-journal, #neanderthal-man, #paleontology, #quam-rolf-m, #research, #voice-and-speech, #your-feed-science

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Opera Singers Help Covid-19 Patients Learn to Breathe Again

A six-week program developed by the English National Opera and a London hospital offers customized vocal lessons to aid coronavirus recovery.

#chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #english-national-opera, #national-health-service, #opera, #voice-and-speech

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Book Review: ‘This Is the Voice,’ by John Colapinto

John Colapinto’s “This Is the Voice” explores our vocal cords, why we have them and what humans have gained from our dexterity at making different sounds.

#books-and-literature, #colapinto-john, #larynx, #this-is-the-voice-book, #voice-and-speech

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They Scream! We Scream!

What’s more fundamental to scary movies than the bone-chilling shriek? But delivering a terrifying wail isn’t easy. It’s an entire art with a history and a world of its own.

#actors-and-actresses, #allen-nancy, #ashley-peldon, #blow-out-movie, #blum-jason, #computer-and-video-games, #movies, #roth-eli-1972, #shaye-lin-1943, #trevor-gates, #voice-and-speech

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The Challenges of Remote Learning for Children Who Stutter

Feeling put on the spot on a video screen when you can’t get words out can be intimidating. Experts offer advice.

#children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #harrington-brayden, #stuttering, #voice-and-speech

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How to Tell a Great Bedtime Story

Remember the three Ps: pitch, pacing and pausing.

#aesops-fables-book, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #parenting, #voice-and-speech, #wbur

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Sometimes It’s Not Just Shyness

Selective mutism is a common anxiety condition whereby kids who are normally chatty at home clam up around outsiders or at school.

#anxiety-and-stress, #child-mind-institute, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #education-pre-school, #mutism, #parenting, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #voice-and-speech

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Do Masks Impede Children’s Development?

Scientists who have studied the ways children process and use the information hidden by masks say that children will find ways to communicate, and that parents and teachers can help.

#children-and-childhood, #education, #education-k-12, #face, #masks, #parenting, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #voice-and-speech

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What to Know About Stuttering

The speech disorder can play havoc with sociability, relationships, even identity, but there are ways to handle it.

#anxiety-and-stress, #brain, #brayden-harrington, #democratic-national-convention, #presidential-election-of-2020, #stuttering, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #voice-and-speech, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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The Biases We Hold Against the Way People Speak

In “How You Say It,” Katherine Kinzler focuses on linguistic discrimination, how your accent can determine the way you are perceived.

#books-and-literature, #how-you-say-it-why-you-talk-the-way-you-do-and-what-it-says-about-you-book, #kinzler-katherine-d, #language-and-languages, #voice-and-speech

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Nature’s Noisiest Liars Carry Secrets in Their Calls

Many mammals that have loud calls to deceive other animals seem to have a particular learning style in common.

#biology-letters-journal, #elephants, #evolution-biology, #koalas, #mammals, #reproduction-biological, #seals-animals-and-sealing, #voice-and-speech, #your-feed-science

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Disabled Do-It-Yourselfers Lead Way to Technology Gains

So long to overhyped innovations. Hello to tech that embeds accessibility into everyday devices.

#americans-with-disabilities-act, #blindness, #computers-and-the-internet, #disabilities, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #dyslexia, #innovation, #mobile-applications, #prostheses, #race-and-ethnicity, #smartphones, #voice-and-speech, #wheelchairs

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As Audiobook Market Grows, Narrators of Color Find Their Voice

Publishers are increasingly seeking out audio talent that reflects the race and experience of the books’ authors and characters. But what constitutes a black, Latino or Asian voice?

#actors-and-actresses, #audio-publishers-assn, #audiobooks, #book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #careers-and-professions, #minorities, #race-and-ethnicity, #voice-and-speech

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The New Language of Telehealth

Telemedicine is teaching us new ways to communicate with our patients.

#babies-and-infants, #cellular-telephones, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #epidemics, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #masks, #senses-and-sensation, #telemedicine, #translation-and-interpreters, #voice-and-speech

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How Does a New Yawker Tawk?

The #BestNYAccent challenge on Instagram brought out the sound of an unflappable city.

#cardi-b-1992, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #fauci-anthony-s, #guzman-luis, #instagram-inc, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #perlman-rhea, #sanders-bernard, #trump-donald-j, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #voice-and-speech

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Do Babies Cry in Different Languages?

A pioneering German researcher decodes newborns’ cries. Here’s what they reveal.

#babies-and-infants, #crying, #french-language, #german-language, #language-and-languages, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research, #voice-and-speech

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