Arkiv for nyheder om 'hjernen'
Hvad viser afasi om sprog og hjerne? – Om neurolingvistik - SPROGMUSEET
I århundreder har man skelnet mellem sætninger, ord og lyde. Og ikke med urette. Afasi som følge af hjerneskader lærer os, at sprog faktisk lagres i hjernen langs disse dimensioner: Niveauerne sætning, ord og lyd kan blive forstyrret uafhængigt af hinanden. For at illustrere det følger nogle eksempler på afatisk sprogbrug.
Brains Got Game: The Amazing Minds of Freestyle Rappers
Listening to freestyle rap can be humbling. When an artist easily improvises on the spot, coming up with smooth lyrics and effortless rhymes that flow to the beat in real time, it makes you wonder what amazing things are going on in that brain. A team of scientists decided to find out.
Young brains lack the wisdom of their elders, clinical study shows
The brains of older people are not slower but rather wiser than young brains, which allows older adults to achieve an equivalent level of performance, according research undertaken at the University Geriatrics Institute of Montreal by Dr. Oury Monchi and Dr. Ruben Martins of the University of Montreal.
Bilingual Advantage - The Rosetta Project
Ellen Bialystok, a research professor of psychology at York University in Toronto, claims a polyglot child develops cognitive efficiency from constantly speaking more than one language: "[t]he constant necessity to resist attending to a second language in favor of the one in use, and the need to switch between languages demands more effortful attention than does monolingual speech production, and this greater cognitive demand fosters the development of a higher level of attentional control." 
This affect appears to help stave off the symptoms of Alzheimers. In Bialystok’s study individuals with Alzheimers who had equal levels of outward symptoms were compared. The study essentially shows that people who regularly speak more than one language can perform certain cognitive tasks with significantly less amount of functioning brain matter than can someone who only speaks one language. It seems that bilingualism delays the onset of outward symptoms associated with Alzheimers; provid