The brain processes speech by using a buffer, maintaining a "time stamp" of the past three speech sounds. Findings also reveal the brain processes multiple sounds at the same time without mixing up the identity of each sound by passing information between neurons in the auditory cortex.
People automatically incorporate extralinguistic information into grammatical processing during verbal communication.
Using the Dr. Seuss classic, The Lorax, researchers shed new light on how the brain engages during complex audiovisual speech perception. The findings reveal how the brain utilizes a complex network of brain regions involved in sensory processing, multisensory integration, and cognitive functions to comprehend a story's context.
Learning a new language can affect musical processing in children, researchers report. Findings support the theory that musical and linguistic functions are closely linked in the developing brain.
Using HD-TACS brain stimulation, researchers influenced the integration of speech sounds by changing the balancing processes between the two brain hemispheres.
People with dyslexia experience difficulties when acoustic variation was added to speech sounds. In the absence of the variation, neural speech sound processing was consistent between dyslexic and typical readers. Difficulties in detecting linguistically relevant information during acoustic variation in speech may contribute to a dyslexic person's deficits in forming native language phoneme representations during infancy.
Research suggests a time-locked encoding mechanism may have evolved for speech processing in humans. The processing mechanism appears to be tuned to the native language as a result of extensive exposure to the language environment during early development.
A new study casts doubt on common theories about speech control. Researchers discovered it's not just the right hemisphere that analyzes how we speak, the left hemisphere also plays a significant role.
The patterns of reasoning deceptive people use may serve as indicators of truthfulness, a new AI algorithm discovered. Researchers say reasoning intent is more reliable than verbal changes and personal differences when trying to determine deception.
When a person listens to another person talking, their brain waves alter to select specific features of the speaker's voice and tune out other voices.
Study reveals the dynamic patterns of information flow between critical language regions of the brain.