Brains of verbal memory specialists show anatomical differences in language, memory and visual systems

@article{Hartzell2016BrainsOV,
  title={Brains of verbal memory specialists show anatomical differences in language, memory and visual systems},
  author={James F. Hartzell and Ben Davis and David Melcher and Gabriele Miceli and Jorge Jovicich and Tanmay Nath and Nandini Chatterjee Singh and Uri Hasson},
  journal={NeuroImage},
  year={2016},
  volume={131},
  pages={181-192}
}
We studied a group of verbal memory specialists to determine whether intensive oral text memory is associated with structural features of hippocampal and lateral-temporal regions implicated in language processing. Professional Vedic Sanskrit Pandits in India train from childhood for around 10years in an ancient, formalized tradition of oral Sanskrit text memorization and recitation, mastering the exact pronunciation and invariant content of multiple 40,000-100,000 word oral texts. We conducted… CONTINUE READING

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