Language and the Brain

  • Published3 Mar 2016
  • Reviewed3 Mar 2016
  • Author Juliet M. Beverly
  • Source BrainFacts/SfN

There are more than 7,000 languages spoken around the world with which we greet, part, debate, and express a range of opinions and emotions to each other. It is one of the defining traits that separate us from other animals, and molds our thoughts and actions in profound ways. How does our brain produce this complex function? 

In this Roundup, click on the numbered tags in the image and learn more about language and the animal models that are helping scientists understand how we communicate.




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