Lip reading can be crucial for us when trying to understand people when our auditory systems cannot. This consists on interpreting speech based on our visuals that we get from the speakers facial features. Lip reading is also known to improve one's auditory speech, especially when speech isn't articulated well enough. It's said that seeing audio clips where videos of the speakers face are visible, while not hearing them, the average person is quite good at reading lips.
There's also evidence that visual speech is recorded into acoustic information systems in your brain. When visual speech is turned into an acoustic information it's being extracted from visual cortices in the brain.
Excellent post. I also wrote on my post about the significance and concept of lip reading. Learning to lip read also helps with the development of new skills. Learning and comprehending the signals of a speaker's mouth, teeth, and tongue, for example.ReplyDelete