Medical research

Is the language you speak tied to outcome after stroke?

Studies have shown that Mexican Americans have worse outcomes after a stroke than non-Hispanic white Americans. A new study looks at whether the language Mexican American people speak is linked to how well they recover after ...

Medical research

Exploring how vocal tract size, shape dictate speech sounds

Only humans have the ability to use speech. Remarkably, this communication is understandable across accent, social background and anatomy despite a wide variety of ways to produce the necessary sounds.

Neuroscience

Study examines how our native language shapes our brain wiring

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig have found evidence that the language we speak shapes the connectivity in our brains that may underlie the way we think. With the help ...

Neuroscience

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 ...

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