Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
June 14, 2005 by Orrin Schonfeld
West Lafayette, Indiana-- Researchers have discovered that the brains of stutterers process words differently, even when they are not speaking. They hope their new understanding of this complex disorder will help to reduce the stigma felt by the roughly three million Americans who stutter.
Purdue University Speech Scientist Christine Webber-Fox and her research team have found that even when stutterers are not speaking, their brains work differently. They observed that stutterers had greater activity in the left side of the brain than the right, while normal speakers had balanced activity across both hemispheres.
As reported in the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, they measured the activity of brain cells through the scalp using a specially designed cap wired up with electrodes.
The brain activity of adults who stutter was compared with non-stutterers. The volunteers responded silently by pressing a button - forcing them to say the words to themselves. Some word pairs like 'flown' and ‘sown’ looked similar, while others did not.
People that stutter take longer in recognizing that those two words don't rhyme. Weber-Fox says this shows that the more complex a language task, the harder it is for stutterers to process words. But she reminds us that other factors, such as emotion, anxiety and genetics, work together to make stutter.
Although the cause of individual's stuttering is unique, Webber-Fox says her work offers hope for finding better ways to treat stuttering.