Thursday, June 9, 2011

The arm bone's connected to the...mouth?

If you train better arm movement, you get better speech. It might have to do with the fact that the hand and mouth control centers on the brain sit next to each other. It might also have to do with the fact that humans probably used hand gestures before we used speech so the two are probably linked in very basic ways.

Click here for a synopsis of this phenomenon from our lab.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

In France we're all aphasic

A friend of mine just got back from France.

He carried this...

Which means this...

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