You might have noticed that your words come out more smoothly when you sing. We're not completely sure why this is, but there are a couple of theories:
- The rhythm and melody of music may provide a predictable pattern, which helps the flow of speech.
- Different parts of the brain are involved in singing versus speaking. It may be that when you're singing, you're tapping into a different area of your brain that helps with the smooth production of speech.
We're waiting for more research to better understand what is going on in the brain when people stammer, including when they sing. We'll be sure to let you know if we hear of any interesting findings.