ITRW on Experimental Linguistics

Athens, Greece
August 28-30, 2006


David N. Caplan

Department of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, USA

Neurolinguistics studies the relation of language processes to the brain. It is well established that the critical brain regions for language include the perisylvian association cortex, lateralized to the left in most right-handed individuals. It is becoming increasingly clear that other brain regions are part of one or more complex systems that support language operations. Evidence regarding the more detailed organization of the brain for specific language operations is accruing rapidly, due to functional neuroimaging, but has not clearly established whether specific language operations are invariantly localized, distributed over large areas, or show individual differences in their neural substrate.

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Bibliographic reference.  Caplan, David N. (2006): "Neurolinguistics", In ExLing-2006, 9-16.