Thanks for sending this insight!
I had long known that the word "prosody" existed as a literary phenomenon: "the patterns of rhythm and sound used in poetry. e.g., "The translator is not obliged to reproduce the prosody of the original"
But I knew nothing of its psychological meaning.
Presumably investigators have looked at these "areas" to "prove" or disprove meaningful relationships with autism.
If not, why not?
Have you heard about Phineas Gage?
It is an AMAZING STORY, made into a superb "children's book" - which, in turn, makes a great gift for middle schoolers! A dependable turn-on for both science and reading. https://www.amazon.com/
Aug 17, 2012 - "Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science" is a brilliant photo-biography which has the fringe benefit of interesting ...
Mar 16, 2015 - On Wednesday, September 13, 1848, 25-year-old Phineas Gage was helping lay a railroad track through Cavendish, Vermont, for the Rutland ...
An accident with a tamping iron made Phineas Gage history's most famous brain-injury ... Back in the early 1960's my Dad subscribed to both 'True' and 'Argosy' ...
What else are you discovering at Medical School?
PS "Perisylvian Area" would be a good band name. (Or, "Misplaced Coma...")
On Sat, Mar 18, 2017 at 7:16 AM, BA wrote:
As a follow up to this phenomenon where emphasizing different words causes meanings to change:
one of the more interesting phenomenon in neurology is that by lesioning certain areas of the brain, certain behaviors are affected. I find the study of "prosody" to be quite interesting.
"Understanding these nonverbal elements requires an intact and properly functioning right-hemisphere perisylvian area, particularly Brodmann area 22 (not to be confused with the corresponding area in the left hemisphere, which contains Wernicke's area). Damage to the right inferior frontal gyrus causes a diminished ability to convey emotion or emphasis by voice or gesture, and damage to right superior temporal gyrus causes problems comprehending emotion or emphasis in the voice or gestures of others. The right Brodmann area 22 aids in the interpretation of prosody, and damage causes sensory aprosodia, with the patient unable to comprehend changes in voice and body language."B
Hope you find this as interesting as I do!
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Misplaced Comma Wins Ten Million Dollars For Maine Milk Truck Drivers
Take the simple sentence, "I did not kill that woman."
Now --- out loud --- repeat this same sentence six times, emphasizing a different word each time.Like this...I did not kill that woman.I did not kill that woman.I did not kill that woman.I did not kill that woman.I did not kill that woman.I did not kill that woman.New Testamental Greek has no punctuation and no spacing between words.Needless to say, New Testamental Greek has no way of indicating intonation.Biblical literalists would have us believe the interpretation of scripture is "just a question of common sense."Often -- I suspect far more often than not -- "matters of consequence" depend on "uncommon sense," not "common sense."LoveDaddy manPS Remind me to tell you about "the misplaced coma."