It’s always been a question why if we have two ears that we hear everything at the same time. According the article the brain hemispheres have a job to do. The left hemisphere is responsible for phonemes and syllables, while the right hemisphere is responsible for speech prosody and rhythm. The brain then comes together to synchonize the two hemispheres to make the incoming speech sound as one rhythm together. This type of integration has not always been known until now.
- Outside sound hits both ears and is then processed in the brain
- The right and left hemispheres of the brain act individually
- Electric stimulation disrupts the natural process or synching brain hemispheres
“Although each hemisphere receives the information at a different time and processes different features of speech, the brain integrates what it hears into a unified speech sound.”