London: Human brains imitate speech patterns of other people, even complete strangers, without meaning to due to an inbuilt urge of the brain to "affiliate" with them.Researchers say humans want to "bond" with others, even when a voice cannot be heard or, somewhat embarrassingly, even if another person is a foreigner.
"We intentionally imitate subtle aspects of each other`s mannerisms, postures and facial expressions. We also imitate each other`s speech patterns, including inflections, talking speed and speaking time.""Sometimes we even take on the foreign accent of the person to whom we are talking, leading to embarrassing consequences," Rosenblum added.IANS
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