Language Development and the Ontogeny of the Dorsal Pathway

@inproceedings{Friederici2012LanguageDA,
  title={Language Development and the Ontogeny of the Dorsal Pathway},
  author={Angela D. Friederici},
  booktitle={Front. Evol. Neurosci.},
  year={2012}
}
In the absence of clear phylogenetic data on the neurobiological basis of the evolution of language, comparative studies across species and across ontogenetic stages within humans may inform us about the possible neural prerequisites of language. In the adult human brain, language-relevant regions located in the frontal and temporal cortex are connected via different fiber tracts: ventral and dorsal pathways. Ontogenetically, it has been shown that newborns display an adult-like ventral pathway… CONTINUE READING
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