The neurobiology of receptive-expressive language interdependence

Behav Brain Sci. 2013 Aug;36(4):352-3. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X12002543. Epub 2013 Jun 24.


With a focus on receptive language, we examine the neurobiological evidence for the interdependence of receptive and expressive language processes. While we agree that there is compelling evidence for such interdependence, we suggest that Pickering & Garrod's (P&G's) account would be enhanced by considering more-specific situations in which their model does, and does not, apply.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Comprehension / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Models, Theoretical*
  • Speech / physiology*
  • Speech Perception / physiology*