Cortical systems that process language, as revealed by non-native speech sound perception.


Over the course of language acquisition, the brain becomes specialized in the perception of native language speech sounds or phonemes. As a result, adult speakers are highly efficient at processing their native language, but may struggle to perceive some non-native phonemes. This specialization is thought to arise from changes that occur in a person's brain… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/WNR.0b013e32834cdc26

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