Archive for the ‘linguistics’ Category

Higher Voices Win Mates, Lower Voices Win Elections

Tweet Which is your favorite Margaret Thatcher? No surprise to most heterosexual men has been the consistent finding that women with higher-pitched voices attract more male attention. This finding has been observed even at the subtlest levels, such as measured differences in attractiveness between different stages of the menstrual cycle. In hunter-gatherer populations, women with [...]

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On Connectedness: Mark Pesce at TEDxCanberra

Hang on Mark Pesce’s every word as he reminds us of our humanity in the face of the wonderful, horrible machines of instant connection.

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Reflections on Philosophy of Language

Berkeley’s Philosophy Meetup held a Philosophy of Language focused meeting. Here are Naomi’s follow-up thoughts on What Language Is (a fundamental but profound question, as it turns out) and pertinent insight from Terence McKenna on the matter.

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Brain Science Podcast #41 – interview with Alice Gabby on Linguistics

Brain Science Podcast #41 with Ginger Campbell MD — Interview with Alice Gaby, PhD (Ass. Professor of Linguistics at UC Berkeley) — Exploring the field of Linguistics and its applications across other academic fields.

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TWIS April 28, 2009 – NIH policy decisions

This Week in Science April 28, 2009: excerpts/synopsis of section on NIH policy decisions on stem cell research.

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