Anatomical Correlates of Learning Novel Speech Sounds

@article{Golestani2002AnatomicalCO,
  title={Anatomical Correlates of Learning Novel Speech Sounds},
  author={N. Golestani and Tom{\'a}{\vs} Paus and Robert J. Zatorre},
  journal={Neuron},
  year={2002},
  volume={35},
  pages={997-1010}
}
We examined the relationship between brain anatomy and the ability to learn nonnative speech sounds, as well as rapidly changing and steady-state nonlinguistic sounds, using voxel-based morphometry in 59 healthy adults. Faster phonetic learners appeared to have more white matter in parietal regions, especially in the left hemisphere. The pattern of results was similar for the rapidly changing but not for the steady-state nonlinguistic stimuli, suggesting that morphological correlates of… Expand
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