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2013-07-16 14:17:49

A new study shows that a predictive brain signal could explain why we 'hear' inner speech in our heads even in the absence of actual sound Whether you're reading the paper or thinking through your schedule for the day, chances are that you're hearing yourself speak even if you're not saying words out loud. This internal speech - the monologue you "hear" inside your head - is a ubiquitous but largely unexamined phenomenon. A new study looks at a possible brain mechanism that could explain...

2013-05-21 23:26:59

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association´s National Better Hearing and Speech Month is being celebrated in the month of May. Huntersville, NC (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 ProvidaStaff, LLC, a leader in providing comprehensive healthcare therapy services in education and medical settings nationwide, has many resources to help celebrate this throughout the rest of May. They will be informing the public on resources and activities through their social media outlets. Throughout the month...

2013-05-02 23:02:35

STAR Center in Greenwood Village, Colorado celebrates Better Hearing and Speech Month by encouraging parents to seek early intervention for children with communication disorders. Denver, CO (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 STAR (Sensory Therapies And Research) Center, the premier treatment center for children with sensory challenges, joins the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in celebrating Better Hearing and Speech Month, which runs the entire month of May 2013. Although more than 5...

The Secrets Of Human Speech
2013-02-22 08:18:01

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers writing in the journal Nature have uncovered some secrets regarding speech motor control. University of California at San Francisco researchers wrote about how they uncovered a better understanding of the neurological basis of speech monitor control, including brain regions that control lips, jaw, tongue and larynx. This new research helps to shed the light on an ability that is unique to humans, but very poorly...

2013-01-24 23:01:50

The National Association for Child Development and Blue Whale Apps released “Speech Therapy for Apraxia - Words” for iPad, Kindle, and Nook tablet devices today. The app is a practical therapy tool for parents and speech pathologists alike. Wellington, FL (PRWEB) January 24, 2013 The National Association for Child Development and Blue Whale Apps announced today the release of their breakthrough app aimed at assisting children and adults with speech and...

Vocalizations Of Banded Mongoose Similar To Human Speech
2013-01-11 14:38:36

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online From songbirds to humans, many animals use complex vocalizations to communicate amongst their own species, and a new study from the University of Zurich found that even the monosyllabic calls of the banded mongoose are structured and similar to our own speech. The biologists´ report in the latest edition of the open access journal BMC Biology is the first to show animals communicating with sound units shorter than a syllable....

Similarities Between Operatic Soprano Singers And Helium-Huffing Monkeys Detailed
2012-08-23 13:53:06

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you are not a fan of opera music, you may have already assumed the similarities of a classic music form and the shrieks of helium-huffing monkeys. Researchers in Japan however, have released a study detailing similarities between such primates, gibbons in particular, and professional soprano singers. A gibbon´s song is acoustically unique among primates, with a melody which can be heard over two miles away. Wild gibbons use...

2012-07-25 06:36:11

By: Erika Dunayer, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent (Ivanhoe Newswire) — Think you can hide things from your children just because they don´t speak yet? Think again! Researchers are proving that babies know what your intentions are even though they can´t vocalize it. A new study sheds light on how early in life we can rely on language to acquire knowledge about matters that go beyond first hand experiences. In previous research it has been established that infants seem to...

Infant Speech Recognition More Advanced
2012-07-18 07:41:43

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Sights and sounds are sensory details that are absorbed by a child early on. How much of that becomes recognizable to the infant is still being debated. According to researchers from New York University (NYU), an infant´s ability to recognize speech is more advanced that previously understood. While it´s known that adults have a fine-tuned perception of speech and an understanding of ambiguous sounds, less is known...


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  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.