Language universals at birth

The evolution of human languages is driven both by primitive biases present in the human sensorimotor systems and by cultural transmission among speakers. However, whether the design of the language faculty is further shaped by linguistic biological biases remains controversial. To address this question, we used near-infrared spectroscopy to examine whether the brain activity of … Read more

Bionic Arm Taps New Part of Brain for Smooth Moves

Mind-controlled prosthetic limbs have been a reality for a few years, but researchers have not found ways to give the people who use them the same, smooth motor control that people have over their natural limbs. Now, a team of researchers says the members have solved part of the problem of smooth motor control by … Read more

Music, Language, Knowledge, Wisdom & Spirit of Ancient Ireland

Gerard Banks sharing knowledge and speaking openly about the ancient spirit, wisdom and culture of the ancient Irish, our natural language and our ancient spiritual connection to earth and the rest of the ancient world not only Ancient Egypt but also ancient connections to the Moai and New Zealand Maori people. Covering topics from spirituality … Read more

The Symbolic Nature of Language – Olav Torheim, Red Ice

Olav Torheim is a Norwegian engineer and editor of Målmannen, a journal focusing on language, culture and politics. Torheim has a PhD in Physics and worked at different research institutions in France and Germany before returning to Norway two years ago. Using Målmannen as a platform, he tries to promote a traditional Nordic and European … Read more

Good Vibrations: The Science of Sound

We look around us–constantly. But how often do we listen around us? Sound is critically important to our bodies and brains, and to the wider natural world. In the womb, we hear before we see. Join John Schaefer, Jamshed Bharucha, Christopher Shera, the Danish sound artist Jacob Kirkegaard and multi-instrumentalists Polygraph Lounge for a fascinating … Read more

Music is Math in Action

Marty Leeds has been writing songs and poetry for over 18 years and has had an interest in everything from philosophy, to esoterica, mathematics and the sciences. He was born and raised in southern Wisconsin and has lived in Washington, Oregon and Colorado. Marty returns to Red Ice Radio to discuss “mathemagics,” Gematria and the … Read more

Tonality, Vocal Intonation, Speech, Speaking, Language, Words

How do we sound credible? Dr. Sicola shows how your vocal delivery influences how your message is received, and how to use it to your advantage. Watch Laura Sicola’s talk to learn how to hone your “vocal executive presence” and make your desired vocal impact. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02EJ1IdC6tE

Blues and the Tuning of the World: Gary Lucas

“The voice of God speaks through a bent note. Howling. Wailing.”   Content Published on May 23, 2013 Dubbed “The Thinking Man’s Guitar Hero” by The New Yorker, “The world’s most popular Avant-rock guitarist” by The Independent (UK), “One of the 100 Greatest Living Guitarists” (Classic Rock), “Legendary Leftfield guitarist” by The Guardian (UK), “Guitarist … Read more