Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Reading vs Listening Study

New evidence suggests that, to our brains, reading and hearing a story on an audiobook might not be so different. Researchers scanned the brains of nine participants while they read and listened to a series of tales from ‘The Moth Radio Hour.’ After analyzing how each word was processed in the cortex, they created brain maps, noting the different areas that helped interpret the meaning of each word. The stories stimulated the same cognitive and emotional areas, regardless of the medium.
Deniz, F. et al. (2019, Aug. 19). The representation of semantic information across human cerebral contex during listening versus reading is invariant to stimulus modality. Journal of Neuroscience, 

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