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Why Is Broca's Area Involved in Syntax?


Why Is Broca's Area Involved in Syntax?

David Caplan. Cortex.


It is suggested that, rather than Broca's area playing its role in syntactic comprehension because its functions are a specialization those of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) or derived from sensori-motor functions of cortex from which it is evolutionarily descended, this region may be involved in this aspect of language because of its intrinsic neural organization.

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