Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Brain study show rapid link formation between sound and action

Science Daily reports on an article published in the journal Society for Neuroscience on an fMRI study into how the brain reacts to sounds that are produced by specific actions. The researchers taught subjects with no musical training how to play a song and then used the fMRI imager to see how their brains reacted to the sounds played back. Interestingly enough, the subjects' brains activated the same regions involved in actually playing the notes.

Although not addressed in the report, it makes one wonder if this plays a role in learning speech...

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