Believe it or not, scientists have, heretofor, been unable to demonstrate that the brain functions involved in speech production are also involved in speech comprehension. While this connection may seem obvious to the non-linguist, only recently have researchers at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour at Radboud University Nijmegen developed a method for studying this using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Click here to read the full article: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110816084007.htm
About Rachel's blog, Turkish Dynamite!:
I love absolutely everything about language, and languages: learning and studying them, their evolution and history, their anthropological significance…linguistics and language acquisition…proto-languages, ancient languages, modern languages…. And so this blog is not only about translation, the translation industry and business but also about all those things and so much more. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it!