Ancient 'whistling language' uses the entire brain to communicate

An ancient whistling language "spoken" by about 10,000 people in the mountains of northeastern Turkey has a distinct advantage over the lumbering mouth-speech the rest of us use — it uses the entire brain.

Until recently, researchers believed that language was isolated to the left side of the brain, but to fluent Turkish whistlers, the right side, known for its importance in understanding music, has an equal role, the New Scientist reports. Researchers suspect that in a case of a stroke...

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