The role of the bilateral motor cortices in speech perception

Understanding how the motor cortex is involved in active inference of speech perception and decisions is important to understanding human language intelligence, which may inspire the next generation of AI. However, three ...

Biomedical technology

Can computers speak for us?

In India, there's a popular saying among locals: "Kos-kos par badle paani, chaar kos par baani." The language spoken in India changes every few kilometers, just like the taste of the water.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Using deep learning to detect depression from speech

Artificial intelligence (AI) tools have achieved promising results on numerous tasks and could soon assist professionals in various settings. In recent years, computer scientists have been exploring the potential of these ...


Our brains 'time-stamp' sounds to process the words we hear

Our brains "time-stamp" the order of incoming sounds, allowing us to correctly process the words that we hear, shows a new study by a team of psychology and linguistics researchers. Its findings, which appear in the journal ...


New research throws doubt on old ideas of how hearing works

The way in which we experience music and speech differs from what has until now been believed. This is the conclusion of a study by researchers at Linköping University, Sweden, and the Oregon Health and Science University, ...

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