FOXP2 and the neuroanatomy of speech and language

  title={FOXP2 and the neuroanatomy of speech and language},
  author={F. Vargha-Khadem and D. Gadian and A. Copp and M. Mishkin},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neuroscience},
  • F. Vargha-Khadem, D. Gadian, +1 author M. Mishkin
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Nature Reviews Neuroscience
  • That speech and language are innate capacities of the human brain has long been widely accepted, but only recently has an entry point into the genetic basis of these remarkable faculties been found. The discovery of a mutation in FOXP2 in a family with a speech and language disorder has enabled neuroscientists to trace the neural expression of this gene during embryological development, track the effects of this gene mutation on brain structure and function, and so begin to decipher that part… CONTINUE READING
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