Components Of Speech Recognition Pathway In Humans Identified By Researchers
[Source: Medical News Today]
Neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) have defined, for the first time, three different processing stages that a human brain needs to identify sounds such as speech – and discovered that they are the same as ones identified in non-human primates.
In the June 22 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience, the researchers say their discovery – made possible with the help of 13 human volunteers who spent time in a functional MRI machine – could potentially offer important insights into what can go wrong when someone has difficulty speaking, which involves hearing voice-generated sounds, or understanding the speech of others.
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