The Power of Language

  • Published9 Aug 2019
  • Author Hannah Zuckerman
  • Source BrainFacts/SfN

Whether it’s an eloquent speech, a droning monologue, a quippy one-liner, or a brilliant punchline, the human brain is aptly wired for complex communication.

Our large cerebral cortex is brimming with neural circuits dedicated to language. Neurons in the temporal, parietal, and frontal lobes of the cortex form circuits that interpret the sounds and symbols of language.

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