Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Of trunks, tails and tongues
Grew up in New York. One had to talk fast or was considered slow. First job in Oregon after college had to learn to talk a little slower so not to appear as rude. My left tongue is currently much slower than my right tongue in trying to shape the sounds for words. Was my right dominated tongue 100 percent lateralized in speech previously? I believe so, I am feeling movements in the left tongue that I never did before.
trunk to mouth
In a subsequent analysis, Martin and Niemitz timed the elephants' feeding and found that those who preferred to reach and retrieve from one side of their mouths were up to 0.7 seconds faster at eating than more ambidextrous animals....