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Researchers find doozy of a tongue-twister

 
Researchers find doozy of a tongue-twister
Posted December 6th, 2013 @ 2:27pm

(NEWSER) – Go ahead, rattle it off 10 times fast: "Pad kid poured curd pulled cold."

MIT researchers doubt you can pull it off, reports the Huffington Post. That particular phrase so flummoxed test subjects in a study of speech errors that some simply stopped speaking, according to a release from the American Institute of Physics.

But it wasn't all fun and games: Results may shed light on brain functions.

"When things go wrong, that can tell you something about how the typical, error-free operation should go," says an MIT psychologist.

In the meantime: "Pad kid poured curd pulled cold."

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