Big Picture Science – Can We Talk?

by Gary Niederhoff on January 6, 2014


Big Picture Science – Can We Talk?

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: Mark Moffett – Dr. Bugs
Part 2: V.S. Ramachandran – Mirror Neurons
Part 3: Mark Pagel – Evolution of Language
Part 4: Clare Murphy – Storytelling
Part 5: Margaret Noori – Preserving Language

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