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2011-08-02 11:13:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- There is a company nestled in one of the major canyons of the Salt Lake Valley that is making strides in helping activate a usually dormant area of the brain by rather unconventional means.

2010-09-21 22:11:59

Broca's region is classically regarded as the motor centre for speech.

2009-11-09 16:07:52

Findings may further our understanding of how language evolved.

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2009-10-16 07:37:37

A study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine reports a significant breakthrough in explaining gaps in scientists' understanding of human brain function.

2009-04-28 11:25:29

Most people are expert readers, but it is something of an enigma that our brain can achieve expertise in such a recent cultural invention, which lies at the interface between vision and language.

2008-12-24 16:18:12

Findings from a study on the brain and speech could aid stroke patients who have problems choosing words, say Rice University researchers in Houston. The new research by Rice psychologist Tatiana Schnur clearly identifies the regions of the brain involved in choosing appropriate words during speech, the university announced Wednesday. Schnur and her colleagues compared brain scans from 16 healthy volunteers and 12 volunteers who suffered from a language disorder as a result of stroke, said...

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2008-12-24 10:15:00

New research by a Rice University psychologist clearly identifies the parts of the brain involved in the process of choosing appropriate words during speech.

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2008-04-24 00:10:00

Melodic intonation therapy seems to help stroke victims by engaging the right brain hemisphere and asking patients to tap out rhythms and repeat simple melodies.

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2008-02-28 12:50:00

An area of the brain involved in the planning and production of spoken and signed language in humans plays a similar role in chimpanzee communication, researchers report online on February 28th in the journal Current Biology, a publication of Cell Press.

2005-06-30 12:43:11

study, published in Nature by Dr. Michael Petrides at the Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University, identifies a distinct brain region in macaque monkeys homologous to Broca's area - the region in humans critical for speech production.


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  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
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