Prosody and the Brain


The article reviews studies, including lesion, dichotic¬listening, and functional imaging studies, which have investigated hemispheric specialization of prosodic features, with particular emphasis on variations in pitch. The article also discusses to what extent these studies support current hypotheses concerning hemispheric specialization of prosody.

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Journal rubric: Psychophysiology

For citation: Moen I. Prosody and the Brain. Psychology, 2006. Vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 86–94. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Inger Moen, Professor, Leader of Clinical Linguistic Group, Linguistic and Scandinavian Research Faculty, Oslo University, Professor emeritus of the St.Petersburg State University, Oslo, Norway, e-mail:



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