Tongue Twisters and the Brain

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Researchers at MIT are using tongue twisters to better understand speech-planning processes in the brain.

    Pad kid poured curd pulled cold.  Okay now your turn.  Go ahead.  Not easy right?  That’s the phrase psychologists at MIT say will trip you up the most.  Researchers didn’t have volunteers do the phrase just get a good laugh, although it is pretty funny, but to gain valuable insights into the brain’s speech-planning process.  The speech errors that result from tongue twisters can help them understand normal brain functions.