Chan Division News
Does Music in Speech Equal Empathy in Heart?
February 27, 2010
Professor Lisa Aziz-Zadeh is interviewed by USC News about her study on prosody and empathy.
“A new study in the journal Public Library of Science ONE finds that people use the same brain regions to produce and understand intonation in speech. Many studies suggest that people learn by imitating through so-called mirror neurons. This study shows for the first time that prosody - the music of speech - also works on a mirror-like system.”
The full article is found on the USC News Website.