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Study reveals brain activity patterns underlying fluent speech
When we speak, we engage nearly 100 muscles, continuously moving our lips, jaw, tongue, and throat to shape our breath into the fluent sequences of sounds that form our words and sentences. A new study by UC San Francisco scientists reveals how these complex articulatory movements are coordinated in the brain. The new research reveals that the brain s speech centers are organized more according to the physical needs of the vocal tract as it produces speech ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 1
Circles of Support
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Aphasia.org - Mon. May 28
Affiliate Highlight: Adult Speech Therapy Services
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Aphasia.org - Mon. May 28
Be Smart When It Comes to Spring Allergies and Asthma
Lots of things grow in the spring, including your risk of severe allergic reactions and asthma attacks. So people need to take preventive measures and know when to seek medical care, an emergency physician says. Spring tends to bring more people to the emergency department, Dr. Paul Kivela, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians, said in a college news release. Conditions like asthma and allergies are manageable for most people but they ...
Healthday - Mon. May 28
New type of vertigo identified
MINNEAPOLIS - Neurologists have identified a new type of vertigo with no known cause, according to a study published in the May 23, 2018, online issue of Neurology reg , the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. With vertigo, people have episodes of dizziness that can last from minutes to days. Vertigo can be caused by serious conditions, such as tumors, or conditions that are fairly benign, such the inner ear disorder Meniere s disease. Bu ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 28
Cheeseburger or salad? How music volume impacts your decision
TAMPA, Fla. May 23, 2018 - Music can be the ultimate mood setter. Faster beats ignite excitement, while slower songs help one relax. And that makes all the difference in what we order from restaurant menus. A study published in the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Sciences finds the volume of ambient music has a systemic effect on consumers preferences for healthy vs. non-healthy foods. That s because volume is proven to directly impact heart rate and a ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 28
Want to help your child succeed in school? Add language to the math, reading mix
Research shows that the more skills children bring with them to kindergarten - in basic math, reading, even friendship and cooperation - the more likely they will succeed in those same areas in school. Hence, kindergarten readiness is the goal of many preschool programs, and a motivator for many parents. Now it s time to add language to that mix of skills, says a new University of Washington-led study. Not only does a child s use of vocabulary and grammar ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 18
Affiliate Highlight: Swallowing and Neurological Rehabilitation
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Aphasia.org - Fri. May 18
Affiliate Highlight: Aphasia Nova Scotia
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Aphasia.org - Fri. May 18
What You Need to Know About Strokes
Stroke is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, but a lack of awareness and resources hinder efforts to change that, the American Stroke Association says. We must aggressively continue our efforts to reduce stroke, especially in multicultural communities, and to reach people at younger ages, said Dr. Mitchell Elkind, a professor of neurology and epidemiology at Columbia University in New York City and chair of the American Stroke Ass ...
Healthday - Mon. May 14
Infants Know Real 'Baby Talk' When They Hear It
Babies go gaga over other babies goo-goos, a new study finds. Researchers found that 5-month-old infants spent 40 percent longer listening to sounds from other infants than to adults making the same sounds. Even before they can create sounds resembling syllables -- such as ba ba ba -- infants can recognize vowel-like sounds and pay special attention to these sounds when they re made by other infants, the researchers said. The findings offer new insight int ...
Healthday - Mon. May 14
Many Parents Miss Speech Disorders in Young Kids
Many parents don t recognize the signs of speech and language problems in children, or don t know that early treatment is important, a new survey finds. Communication disorders are among the most common childhood disabilities -- and they are highly treatable in most cases, said Elise Davis-McFarland, president of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association ASHA . Yet, even with all of the information available to today s parents, our members report th ...
Healthday - Mon. May 14