Brains ‘Time-Stamp’ Sounds to Make Sense of Words
Our brains “time-stamp” the order of incoming sounds, allowing us to correctly process the words that we hear, according to a new study. The findings, which appear in the journal Nature Communications, offer new insights into the intricacies of neurological function.
“To understand speech, your brain needs to accurately interpret both the speech sounds’ identity and the order that they were uttered to correctly recognize the words being said,” explains Laura Gwilliams, the paper’s lead author, a doctoral student at New York University at the time of the research and now a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Francisco.
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