February 20, 2013
Why Tongue Twisters Are Hard to Say
Regina Nuzzo, Nature News
Say the word 'rutabaga', and you have just performed a complex dance with many body parts — lips, tongue, jaw and larynx — in a flash of time. Yet little is known about how the brain coordinates these vocal-tract movements to keep even the clumsiest of us from constantly tripping over our own tongues.
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