It appears we are created to have the ability to sing more (for praising and worshiping the Lord in singing) than to speak, please read the breaking news below. Let us think of it. . .
regain speech through singing*
US scientists are restoring speech to stroke victims by getting them to
sing words instead of speaking them, a leading neurologist says.
Gottfried Schlaug, an associate professor of neurology at Beth Israel
Deaconess Medical Centre and Harvard Medical School, has found that
patients who have suffered a stroke in the left side of the brain and
are unable to speak words are often able to sing them.
He showed reporters at the annual meeting of the American Association
for the Advancement of Science a video of a patient with a stroke lesion
on the left side of the brain, whom he asked to recite the words of the
The patient was unable to comply, and merely repeated the letters N and
But when Dr Schlaug asked him to sing the song, while someone held the
patient's left hand and tapped it rhythmically, the words "happy
birthday to you" came out clear as day.
"This patient has meaningless utterances when we ask him to say the
words but as soon as we asked him to sing, he was able to speak the
words," Dr Schlaug said.
Another patient was taught to say, "I am thirsty" by singing, while
another patient who had a large lesion on the left side of the brain and
had for several years tried various therapies to try to regain the power
of speech, all unsuccessful, was taught to say his address.
Images of the brains of patients with stroke lesions on the left side of
the brain - which is typically used more for speech - show "functional
and structural changes" on the right side of the brain after they have
undergone this form of therapy through song, called Music Intonation
Dr Schlaug is currently running a randomised clinical trial of MIT with
a view to gaining acceptance of the therapy in the medical field.
Dr Schlaug says that in the United States alone, MIT could potentially
help up to 70,000 nonverbal stroke victims to retrieve the ability to