Localizing language in the brain

Localizing language in the brain – MIT News Office

The contentious issue is whether there are areas of the brain that are exclusively “for” certain higher-level functions. The issue is known as “modularity”. Are there high-level functions that are handled by specific subsystems, rather than more general-purpose brain tissue?

New study pinpoints areas of the brain used exclusively for language, providing a partial answer to a longstanding debate in cognitive science.


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