Brain exercise: what happens in our brain when…

carter Thanks to more and more refined brain imaging techniques, we can now have a better understanding of what happens in the “black box” of our brains. See an illustration, contained in the great book Mapping the Mind by Rita Carter.You see what typically happens (lateral view, frontal lobe/ forehead to the left, the back to the right) when we are

A: reading activates part of the visual cortex

B: listening to speech makes the auditory cortex light up

C: thinking about words makes Broca’s area light up

D: thinking about words and speaking generates widespread activity

Have a great weekend and lots of good, widespread, brain activity (now, just in case you take this to an extreme, please notice it says “thinking about words”, not “saying words”…)


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