Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences

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    From a Baby’s Cry to Goethe’s Faust

    A model of how human speech develops.

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    Learning to Read in Your 30s Profoundly Transforms the Brain

    The learning process leads to a reorganization that extends to deep brain structures.

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    Blame It on the Bossa Nova: How Music Changes Our Perception of Touch

    The sexier we perceive the music we are listening to, the more sensual we experience the contact—even if we know that we are touched by a robot instead of a person.