It’s a first in Switzerland: the Campus Biotech now hosts a magnetoencephalography (MEG) facility! The MEG will indeed be of great help in understanding language and hoping to find treatments for the disorders that surround it, such as dyslexia or aphasia (a pathology that affects the ability to express oneself and that can be acquired following a stroke for example). This is why we are a partner of this purchase.
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24 January is Unesco’s international day of Education. Rightly emphasized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Education is a human right, a public good and a public responsibility. The NCCR Evolving Language strongly supports those key values through various Education and Equal opportunity programs.
Does the history of our languages match the history of our genes? A team of scientists have revealed a large number of matches – but also widespread mismatches in around 20 percent of cases, including in Malta, Hungary and Namibia.
Researchers have recorded a female chimpanzee showing a leaf to her mother. If the gesture seems quite innocent to us – and even rather banal in humans – it is a fact rarely observed in great apes.
The NCCR Evolving Language is launching its Instagram account. What to expect: knowledge transmission and exchanges between scientists and their audience thanks to videos, memes and quizzes in story format.
An NCCR team is researching the way in which the Swiss population share emotions via instant messaging. And in order to do so… they need you to donate WhatsApp conversations in any of the 4 Swiss national languages and in English! How to participate? How do they protect your privacy? How can you win one of the weekly gift cards?..