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Why Your Accent Comes Back When You are Drinking

Why Your Accent Comes Back When You are Drinking

| On 09, Jun 2013

Have you noticed when you or your friends have had a few drinks your hometown accent returns?

Blame your brain, according to new research, reported by NBC News.

Changing the accent we grew up with takes both cognitive power and motor control.

“We slur our words, and it’s harder to maintain the motor coordination and control needed for effective fine motor execution needed for speech production,” Amee Shah, director of Cleveland State University’s Research Laboratory in Speech Acoustics & Perception, told NBC News.

When a person has been drinking, language is not at the top of the list of items for your brain so it focuses on other areas and your accent returns.

Have you had a funny experience with your accent returning? Tell us in the comments below.

Photo: Cheersmn.com.

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