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Meet Mary Somerville: The Brilliant Woman for Whom the Word “Scientist” Was Coined

How a Scottish polymath forever changed the course of gender in science and made a high art of connecting the seemingly disconnected.

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Scientists discover neural communication pathways for prosody

Researchers from the Leipzig-based Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences have decoded, for the first time, the connecting pathways via which the areas of our brain communicate with one another when we perceive subtle changes in the tone of voice of a speaker. The research results of the Otto Hahn Group headed by Daniela Sammler show the connections in a complex network in the right hemisphere and prove the involvement of the motor system in the perception of tone of voice. Precise knowledge of this prosody network helps in the understanding of interpersonal communication and related disorders.

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The Word "Million" Didn't Exist Until We Needed It – Facts So Romantic – Nautilus

I would cut off my right hand if you find it.” That was the guarantee retired Columbia history lecturer Jens Ulff-Møller made…