Common Premotor Regions for the Perception and Production of Prosody and Correlations with Empathy and Prosodic Ability

@inproceedings{AzizZadeh2010CommonPR,
  title={Common Premotor Regions for the Perception and Production of Prosody and Correlations with Empathy and Prosodic Ability},
  author={Lisa Aziz-Zadeh and Tong Sheng and Anahita Gheytanchi},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Prosody, the melody and intonation of speech, involves the rhythm, rate, pitch and voice quality to relay linguistic and emotional information from one individual to another. A significant component of human social communication depends upon interpreting and responding to another person's prosodic tone as well as one's own ability to produce prosodic speech. However there has been little work on whether the perception and production of prosody share common neural processes, and if so… CONTINUE READING
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