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  • language
  • When he scanned Pentecostals speaking in tongues , both the frontal lobe and the language center blacked out as they abandoned themselves to a proto-linguistic frenzy. (slate.com)
  • world
  • Apart from changes related to aging or disease, people vary in their sensory experience of the world. (pnas.org)
  • regions
  • Two years ago, Sara Lazar, at Massachusetts General Hospital, used magnetic resonance imaging to show that the brains of longtime meditators were different from those of a control group: They had slightly bigger regions devoted to attentiveness and the processing of sensory information. (slate.com)
  • Role
  • These results are consistent with neuroimaging-based hypotheses about the role of hyperconnectivity in the etiology of synesthesia and offer a potential entry point into the neurobiology that organizes our sensory experiences. (pnas.org)
  • basis
  • Synesthesia is a neurological phenomenon that causes unusual links between sensory experiences, and its molecular basis is completely unknown. (pnas.org)