Language-related domain-specific and domain-general systems in the human brain

  title={Language-related domain-specific and domain-general systems in the human brain},
  author={Karen L. Campbell and Lorraine K. Tyler},
  booktitle={Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences},
While a long history of neuropsychological research places language function within a primarily left-lateralized frontotemporal system, recent neuroimaging work has extended this language network to include a number of regions traditionally thought of as 'domain-general'. These include dorsal frontal, parietal, and medial temporal lobe regions known to underpin cognitive functions such as attention and memory. In this paper, we argue that these domain-general systems are not required for… CONTINUE READING

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