Media playback is unsupported on your device

3D scan shows how our tongues make speech happen

20 September 2013 Last updated at 15:07 BST

Researchers from five Scottish universities have produced a unique visualisation of how our tongues make speech happen.

They have combined two different types of scanning technology to show how the sounds of our words are formed and how accents change across Scotland.

BBC Scotland science correspondent Kenneth Macdonald reports.

Most watched

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.