First paper published linking conversational turns with brain structure

By August 16, 2018Uncategorized

First paper published linking conversational turns with brain structure By LENA Team August 13, 2018

The first research showing a relationship between conversational turns and brain structure was published today in JNeurosci. The paper, “Language Exposure Relates to Structural Neural Connectivity in Childhood,” investigates how conversational turns – back and forth interactions between children and their adult caregivers – relate to white matter connectivity between Broca’s area and Wernicke’s area, two regions of the brain critical for language.