The Motor Somatotopy of Speech Perception

  title={The Motor Somatotopy of Speech Perception},
  author={Alessandro D'Ausilio and Friedemann Pulverm{\"u}ller and Paola Salmas and Ilaria Bufalari and Chiara Begliomini and Luciano Fadiga},
  journal={Current Biology},
Listening to speech recruits a network of fronto-temporo-parietal cortical areas. Classical models consider anterior (motor) sites to be involved in speech production whereas posterior sites are considered to be involved in comprehension. This functional segregation is challenged by action-perception theories suggesting that brain circuits for speech articulation and speech perception are functionally dependent. Although recent data show that speech listening elicits motor activities analogous… CONTINUE READING
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