Monday, December 21, 2009

Broca's Area and Language

According to studies done by researchers at the University of Califonria, Sandigo School of Medicine, Broca's area, a small piece of the brain, can compute three different things at different times and within a quarter of a second (not just one thing when processing language, as previously thought). Direct recordings from sets of brain cells revealed that three fundamentally distinct aspects of language (meaning, structure, and word sounds) are computed in Broca's area in the brain and in a tightly-timed sequence.

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