Neurosciences: Argentine researchers reveal how the brain processes words

Scientists have long wondered what pathways words make between neurons. In their research, they showed that when seeing or hearing a word that denotes a body movement (for example, "clap"), activation peaks are registered in the brain circuits that allow that action to be performed (that is, a kind of simulation mental act of clapping). Brain regions are also activated that integrate this simulation of movement with other types of information, such as the visual image of the hands, the tactile sensation generated by the clash of both palms or the sound of applause.