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OT: Interesting article

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Tuesday, July 1, 2003, 1:53
Apparently the right half of the brain is involved in understanding
tonal languages (ignore the stupid misleading headline):

I find this a bit surprising, since previous research has indicated
that speech understanding is not a postprocessor on sound apprehension,
but rather bypasses, and happens in parallel with, the normal decoding
of sound inputs.  So it's kind of strange that the part of the brain
associated with nonlinguistic apprehension of melody is also used when
understanding melodic speech.



Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>language and the brain [was Re: Interesting article]
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