Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Signs of COVID-19 may be hidden in speech signals

It's often easy to tell when colleagues are struggling with a cold—they sound sick. Maybe their voices are lower or have a nasally tone. Infections change the quality of our voices in various ways. But MIT Lincoln Laboratory ...

Pediatrics

My baby has 'tongue-tie'—Should I be worried?

Congratulations on your new bundle of joy! Is it joyful? What if your baby cries, fusses and isn't feeding well? Perhaps you've tried breast and bottle-feeding without success.

Neuroscience

How the brain controls our speech

Speaking requires both sides of the brain. Each hemisphere takes over a part of the complex task of forming sounds, modulating the voice and monitoring what has been said. However, the distribution of tasks is different than ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Virus 'eminently capable' of spreading through speech: study

Microdroplets generated by speech can remain suspended in the air in an enclosed space for more than ten minutes, a study published Wednesday showed, underscoring their likely role in spreading COVID-19.

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