If we can recognize the accent we hear, our brains are able to process foreign accented speech with better real time accuracy, a new study reports.
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.
Neuroimaging study finds higher rates of mouth movements in unborn babies of mothers who smoke.
Musical training may enhance the ability to process speech in noisy settings, a new study reveals.
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.
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.
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.