January 25, 2013

Silent Reading Not So Silent to Your Brain

Scicurious, Neurotic Physiology


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If you're reading this sentence, chances are you're reading it silently (if you're reading it out loud, hey, that's cool too). Your lips aren't moving, you're not making any sound that other people can hear. But are you making "sound" in your head? Many people who read silently do so by imagining a voice speaking the words they are reading (and often, it's your own voice, so there's even a specific "tone".

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TAGGED: Language, Functional MRI, Neuroscience, Reading

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