In order for researchers to test if the brain could interpret meaning, they had to create a new language. Using familiar English words like "kick" had too many nuances in meaning, they say, for them to properly capture results. So, scientists decided to test the motion part of the brain, known as V5, by creating words with similar beginning syllables to motion verbs but different ending syllables. They got test subjects to learn new words like "biduko," meaning the shape will move across the screen," and "biduka," the shape would change color. When the subjects were tested in front of a computer monitor that displayed new shapes and sounded these words, the fMRI results showed brain activity in the V5 area a split-second before participants heard the final syllable of the words. The team will continue to run more complicated tests to see how the brain responds to syntax, sound and touch sensations.