Adults Who Stutter Don’t Stutter When They’re Alone

Neuroscience News

When alone, people who stutter tend not to be more fluent when talking. Researchers say the perception of being heard plays a key role in stuttering.

The “talk-alone-effect”—the phenomenon in which people who stutter don’t stutter when they are alone—has been noted in anecdotal reports but until now, has not been supported by evidence.