News 2020

"Reverse-Engineering": Über den Zusammenhang zwischen dem Wert von Münzen und ihrer Gestaltunge
Using insights from psychology, linguistics and economics, researchers investigate the properties of coined money in 182 modern currencies for underlying principles of design more
Cross departmental workshop: Reproducible Research and Data Management workshop
Date: Jan 29 - 30, 2020
Location: MPI-SHH Jena
Room: Villa V14
Organizers: Johann-Mattis List, Alexander Hübner, Maxime Borry, Christoph Rzymski, Robert Forkel, and Clemens Schmid more
O is a round sound: The relationship between sound and meaning in 66 different languages
Research shows that the sound of some words relates to the concept they refer to more
<p>Interdisciplinary study reveals new insights into the evolution of signed languages</p>

A team of scientists from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History and the University of Texas at Austin used phylogenetic approaches to investigate the worldwide dispersal of European sign languages.

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CLICS: World’s largest database of cross-linguistic lexical associations
Newest version of database sets new standards for reproducible research, providing a reliable approach to the quantitative study of linguistics more
Hunde und Wölfe sind gleichermaßen zur Zusammenarbeit fähig
Basic cooperation skills appear to be shared by dogs and wolves, suggesting that this ability was present in a common ancestor and was not lost during domestication more
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