Psychology & Psychiatry

Infants capable of complex babble may grow into stronger readers

Infants' early speech production may predict their later literacy, according to a study published October 10, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Kelly Farquharson from Florida State University and colleagues.

Neuroscience

Scientists unlock secret of how the brain encodes speech

People like the late Stephen Hawking can think about what they want to say, but are unable to speak because their muscles are paralyzed. In order to communicate, they can use devices that sense a person's eye or cheek movements ...

Neuroscience

Study reveals brain activity patterns underlying fluent speech

When we speak, we engage nearly 100 muscles, continuously moving our lips, jaw, tongue, and throat to shape our breath into the fluent sequences of sounds that form our words and sentences. A new study by UC San Francisco ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Rare instrument collects speech data for dysarthria patients

In an effort to create a speech intervention program for patients with the motor speech disorder dysarthria, speech-language pathologist Jimin Lee is using a rare instrument to analyze patients' ability to move various muscles ...

Neuroscience

Brain's iconic seat of speech goes silent when we actually talk

For 150 years, the iconic Broca's area of the brain has been recognized as the command center for human speech, including vocalization. Now, scientists at UC Berkeley and Johns Hopkins University in Maryland are challenging ...

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