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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.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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