We Got the Beat

June 19, 2022
A new genetic study in the journal Nature Human Behavior led by researchers at Vanderbilt University and 23andMe found more than 60 regions of the genome associated with beat synchronization, the ability to move in time with the beat of music.
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The genetics of hunter-gatherer populations

May 10, 2010
The author during her time as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya. As a Peace Corps volunteer teaching in Kenya 25 years ago, I was fascinated by the cultural, linguistic,...
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New Research on FOXP2 Gene in Mice Reveals Insights to Origins of Language in Humans

May 29, 2009
It is estimated that there are up to 8,000 distinct languages spoken around the world today.   At birth, the human mind is capable of learning and understanding any of...
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