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What tone of voice?

There's much more to language than just speaking and understanding words - you actually need both sides of your brain to get the 'whole picture'. You seem to use the right side of your brain when judging the tone of someone's voice and the emotion behind it. Scientists also think you use the right side of your brain to put words into context - to understand sarcasm, jokes and metaphors.

You need both sides of the brain to understand the full meaning of words.
You need both sides of the brain to understand the full meaning of words.
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