Broca's Area and Language Processing: Evidence for the Cognitive Control Connection

@article{Novick2010BrocasAA,
  title={Broca's Area and Language Processing: Evidence for the Cognitive Control Connection},
  author={Jared M. Novick and John C. Trueswell and Sharon L. Thompson-Schill},
  journal={Language and Linguistics Compass},
  year={2010},
  volume={4},
  pages={906-924}
}
A long-standing pursuit in cognitive neuropsychology has been to understand the role of Broca’s area in language processing. Although a prevailing view has been to equate this region with grammatical abilities in both production and comprehension, a host of recent evidence from brain imaging and patient research has revealed a rather general role for this patch of cortex in complex cognition, even when grammatical performance is untapped—namely, that it regulates mental activity when there is… CONTINUE READING