MRI Scans Show Singing & Beatboxing Skills Are Similar To Language Skills

The complexities of the human vocal range are an amazing thing. Take a listen to this segment from The World, and a rare look at what the mouths and throats of a beatboxer and soprano look like while they are performing, part of learned speech functions that as it turns out, are very similar to that of learning various language skills.

Watch the fascinating MRI scan real-time videos of a beatboxer and a soprano taken by researchers at the USC Signal Analysis and Interpretation Laboratory.

MRI scan: wellcome images


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