Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Words and gesture processed in same brain region.

Words and gestures are processed in the same brain region suggesting an evolutionary link between interpretation of body movements developing into understanding spoken language.
Your ability to make sense of Groucho's words and Harpo's pantomimes in an old Marx Brothers movie takes place in the same regions of your brain, says new research funded by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), one of the National Institutes of Health.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes, I read about this more than 10 years ago. I thought it was common knowledge.