Beatboxer sees his 'big tongue'
Brain scans of a professional beatboxer, who performs by imitating electronic instruments vocally, suggest the skill is an expert behaviour.
Scientists compared the brain activity of UK champion, Reeps One, with that of a novice, while they both beatboxed.
Reeps One, the stage name of Harry Yeff, mostly used two brain areas, including the cerebellum - responsible for learning complicated movements.
The novice used many more brain areas, suggesting a need to plan each sound and a lack of automatic processing.
Take a look at the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans taken by Dr Carolyn McGettigan, a neuroscientist at University College London.
01 Jun 2011