Brain Glitches in Sign Language Echo Those in Speech – Technology Networks

When we speak, we give little thought to how the words form in our brain before we say them. It’s similar for deaf people using sign language.

Speaking and signing come naturally, except when we stumble over words, or swap one word for another when we speak or sign too quickly, are tired or preoccupied.

Fluency and the occasional disfluency both happen because of how we choose what to say or sign, when a neural mechanism takes place in our brains as we make decisions and monitor how we communicate.

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