How fast can YOU speak?

Maybe fast talkers are better at controlling their lips and tongue? Or maybe they think faster? Are they better at retrieving words they want to use from their memory? Or do all these things together (or even other factorsdetermine how fast someone is talking? We also ask ourselves how people become slow or fast talkers. Do children that speak fast still do this when they are adults?

In the study "how fast can you talk ', which is performed in NEMO, researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics and Radboud University Nijmegen would like to unravel the mystery surrounding individual differences in speech rate. In order to do this, they invite participants to carry out a few short tasks during which their response rate and speaking rate are measured. Participants will be enabled to play a game for two in which they should name frequently used items as quick as they can. They may do this together with a family member or one of the researchers.

Are you curious? Come to NEMO between February 14 and March 1, 2015 or between April 25 and May 10, 2015 and join in! All children from 8 years of age and their parent(s) can participate.

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