April 13


Brain Scans of People Reading and Listening to Podcasts Look the Same

By Peter Julian

Brain scans have revealed that reading and listening to podcasts look exactly the same on the scan. This is because when you are taking in information as a way to process and open up for new information is the same process as reading, or listening to new information being said. It is all taken in similarly. These semantic maps could also help people who have a hard time taking in information like those with dyslexia, the map could show the severity of a condition like this.

Key Takeaways:

  • Fatma Deniz, a postdoctoral researcher, published findings in the Journal of Neuroscience, providing further evidence that different people share a similar semantic.
  • Her study is a follow-up to a 2016 Gallant Lab study that recorded the brain activity.
  • The findings have practical implications for learning and for speech disorders, from dyslexia to aphasia.

“Listening to a book likely stimulates the same cognitive and emotional parts of the brain as reading it, new research shows.”

Read more: https://curiosity.com/topics/brain-scans-of-people-reading-and-listening-to-podcasts-look-the-same-curiosity

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