Non Animal Testing Database

Brain areas decoding acoustic and visual communication cues

University of Dundee, Dundee, United Kingdom
Visual speech through lip movements is a key component of communication, but the brain mechanisms that process these visual and auditory cues are still unclear. Here, a multifactorial whole-brain magnetoencephalography (MEG) classification of volunteers was used to identify brain areas activated during different tests of auditory and visual communication. The results showed which areas processed auditory and visual mediated word identities. However, only two brain areas were identified that were activated along with auditory and visual cues and were clearly separated from other areas that represented sensory-mediated word identity. Overall, the researchers elucidate which brain areas are activated by two different types of communication and suggest that word comprehension may be more specific to communication channels than is currently thought.
Shared and modality-specific brain regions that mediate auditory and visual word comprehension
Anne Keitel
Added on: 11-30-2021
Back to Top
English German

Warning: Internet Explorer

The IE from MS no longer understands current scripting languages, the latest main version (version 11) is from 2013 and has not been further developed since 2015.

Our recommendation: Use only the latest versions of modern browsers, for example Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Microsofrt Edge, because only this guarantees you sufficient protection against infections and the correct display of websites!