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Speech-Disrupting Brain Disease Reflects Patients’ Native Tongue

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Dementia-Related Language Symptoms Differ in Italian and English Speakers, Study Finds. English and Italian speakers with dementia-related language…
How the Brain Detects the Rhythms of Speech

November 21, 2019

Neuroscientists at UC San Francisco have discovered how the listening brain scans speech to break it down into…
Mechanisms of real-time speech interpretation in the human brain revealed

October 5, 2019

Scientists have come a step closer to understanding how we’re able to understand spoken language so rapidly, and…
Ecopipam reduces stuttering symptoms in proof-of-concept trial

September 30, 2019

A team led by a psychiatrist at the University of California, Riverside, has tested the orally administered investigational…
A map of the brain can tell what you’re reading about

August 26, 2019

Too busy or lazy to read Melville’s Moby Dick or Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina? That’s OK. Whether you read the classics, or…
NIH study in mice identifies type of brain cell involved in stuttering

August 22, 2019

Researchers believe that stuttering — a potentially lifelong and debilitating speech disorder — stems from problems with the…
Team IDs Spoken Words and Phrases in Real Time from Brain’s Speech Signals

August 2, 2019

UC San Francisco scientists recently showed that brain activity recorded as research participants spoke could be used to create…
Scientists translate brain signals into speech sounds

April 29, 2019

Scientists used brain signals recorded from epilepsy patients to program a computer to mimic natural speech — an…
UI mobile app used around the world for speech learning

April 17, 2019

In 2001, University of Iowa Professor Jerald Moon wanted to show students in his phonetics class how the…
Scientists unlock secret of how the brain encodes speech

September 28, 2018

People like the late Stephen Hawking can think about what they want to say, but are unable to…
Monkey studies reveal possible origin of human speech

July 23, 2018

Most animals, including our primate cousins, communicate: they gesture, grimace, grunt, and sing. As a rule, however, they…
‘Music of Speech’ Linked to Brain Area Unique to Humans

July 9, 2018

We humans are the only primates that can flexibly control the pitch of our voices. This melodic control…
Genes in songbirds hold clues about human speech disorders

March 28, 2018

Insights into how songbirds learn to sing provide promising clues about human speech disorders and may lead to…
Mining the cerebellum for its role in speech

November 13, 2017

To be able to speak aloud the word you picked needs exquisite coordination between several parts of the…
Whether our speech is fast or slow, we say about the same

January 17, 2017

The purpose of speech is communication, not speed — so perhaps some new research findings, while counterintuitive, should…
Pop-outs: How the brain extracts meaning from noise

December 21, 2016

When you’re suddenly able to understand someone despite their thick accent, or finally make out the lyrics of…
Monkey speak: Macaques have the anatomy, not the brain, for human speech

December 12, 2016

Monkeys known as macaques possess the vocal anatomy to produce “clearly intelligible” human speech but lack the brain…
Voice control in orangutan gives clues to early human speech

July 28, 2016

Previously it was thought that great apes – our closest relatives – could not learn to produce new…
Birdsong Could Offer Clues to Human Speech Disorders

March 21, 2016

Speech problems accompany several common neurological disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, although the cause of these problems is not…
Scientists created video inventory for people struggling to understand non-literal speech

November 30, 2015

Nowadays sarcasm and little lies are everywhere. Somehow we got to accept them as normal part of human…
Patients improve speech by watching 3-D tongue images

November 19, 2015

Findings could be helpful for stroke patients A new study done by University of Texas at Dallas researchers…
Socializing helps elderly modify interactions

October 13, 2015

Despite the stereotype that older adults often ramble or talk off topic, seniors who enjoy socializing are able…
Finches offer researchers a new tool to study Huntington’s disease

October 7, 2015

Many neurological disorders can rob someone of the ability to speak clearly, causing them to stutter, mispronounce words,…
I Can Fry if I Want To: Why Are Females Chided for Vocal Tics That Guys Use Too?

July 30, 2015

It seems as if every time a women opens her mouth, she runs the risk of antagonizing the…
Scream if you have to

July 17, 2015

An international team of neuroscientists from the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, New York University and the…
More intelligent children are better liars: link between lying and verbal working found

June 22, 2015

Lying is inevitable part of our everyday lives. Sometimes we lie, sometimes we are lied to. Sometimes it…
Thinking alike changes how we speak

May 20, 2015

As social creatures, we tend to mimic each other’s posture, laughter, and other behaviors, including how we speak.…
VEST helps deaf feel, understand speech

April 9, 2015

A vest that allows the profoundly deaf to “feel” and understand speech is under development by engineering students…
Broca’s area is the brain’s script writer where words take shape

February 19, 2015

Tracking the flow of speech through the brain, researchers find Broca’s area is crucial What is happening in…
Brain’s iconic seat of speech goes silent when we actually talk

February 17, 2015

For 150 years, the iconic Broca’s area of the brain has been recognized as the command center for…
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