Research report 2014 - Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
It’s how you say it: Pathways and mechanisms of prosody perception
Max-Planck-Institut für Kognitions- und Neurowissenschaften, Leipzig; Otto-Hahn-Gruppe „Neuronale Grundlagen für Intonation in Sprache“
SummarySpeech is more than only words: The vocal tone – the prosody – often reveals more about the speaker’s communicative intention than the words themselves. While the neural networks of the left hemisphere, that decode the words, are already well-known, the description of the networks for prosody perception is comparably sparse. In this description of a project at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, the importance of white matter tracts in the right hemisphere will be shown and that also the motor system joins in when it comes to prosody perception.