Feedback of Speech Muscle Activity during Silent Reading: Rapid Extinction

Science  16 Dec 1966:
Vol. 154, Issue 3755, pp. 1467-1468
DOI: 10.1126/science.154.3755.1467


Surface electromyograms of the laryngeal muscles were made while subjects read silently. Those who showed an increase in electrical activity over that at relaxation were provided with auditory feedback of the muscle activity.This treatment resulted in immediate and long-lasting cessation of the subvocalazation. This method should prove valuable in treating some reading problems.