language processing
Whistle Stop
Whistle Stop
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2015
Visit the remote Turkish village where the musical language that residents use to communicate across valleys is elucidating how language is processed in the brain.
New Human Brain Language Map
New Human Brain Language Map
Bob Grant | Jun 26, 2015
Researchers find that Wernicke’s area, thought to be the seat of language comprehension in the human brain for more than a century, is not.
Brains in Action
Brains in Action
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 1, 2014
An inspiring lecturer turned Marcus Raichle’s focus from music and history to science. Since then, he has pioneered the use of imaging to study how our brains function.
Imaging Musical Improv
Imaging Musical Improv
Abby Olena | Feb 21, 2014
Some areas of the brain that typically process language are active in jazz musicians who are improvising, a study shows.
Hearing Through the Chaos
Hearing Through the Chaos
Nsikan Akpan | Feb 21, 2013
Using Bluetooth devices in classrooms reverses dyslexia and improves reading ability.
Dual Adaptation in Deaf Brains
Dual Adaptation in Deaf Brains
Sabrina Richards | Feb 12, 2013
The brains of people who cannot hear adapt to process vision-based language, in addition to brain changes associated with the loss of auditory input.