Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Language and Brain Regions - Use the Right Side of Your Brain

There was an interesting article published last fall in e! Science News that reviewed a study about how the brain recognises idioms.

Researcher Dr Alice Proverbio summarized the findings as follows:

"Though the interpretation of language involves widespread activation bilaterally, the right hemisphere has a special role in the comprehension of idiomatic meaning."

For more details about the study and how results were determined, click here: e! Science News
(Check it out. Don't let the left side of your brain keep the right side from having fun.)

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