Your article reports that left brain areas normally associated with language comprehension are activated in shepherds who communicate in a whistled language. I wonder if the same brain regions would respond similarly in people who “speak” American Sign Language or Morse code.

Lisa Lincoln
Brooklyn, N.Y.

In 2000 , Science News reported that this area of the brain is active in deaf people while they use sign or watch others do so (SN: 12/9/00, p. 373: Available to subscribers at Language goes beyond sight, sound in brain) .—B. Bower