So our brain uses two different areas to identify the mood and then the actual meaning of the words. On second thought, what still doesn’t quite make sense is why we can even distinguish “language” so distinctly from any other sounds.
The UCL team tried to find out about exactly this. They played speech sounds and then non-speech sounds, that still sounded similar to speech to people. Whilst measuring their brain activity, they found something fascinating:
“Speech was singled out for special treatment near the primary auditory cortex.”
In short, our brains can magically single out language from any other sounds and port it to the right “department” in our brain to give it meaning.