Big Picture Science – Can We Talk?

by Gary Niederhoff on June 11, 2012









You can get your point across in many ways: email, texts, or even face-to-face conversation (does anyone do that anymore?). But ants use chemical messages when organizing their ant buddies for an attack on your kitchen. Meanwhile, your human brain sends messages to other brains without you uttering a word.

Hear these communication stories … how language evolved in the first place… why our brains love a good tale …and how Facebook is keeping native languages from going extinct.

Listen to individual segments here:
Part 1: Dr. Bugs
Part 2: Mirror Neurons
Part 3: Evolution of Language
Part 4: Storytelling
Part 5: Preserving Language

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