The battle for Broca’s region

@article{Grodzinsky2008TheBF,
  title={The battle for Broca’s region},
  author={Yosef Grodzinsky and Andrea Santi},
  journal={Trends in Cognitive Sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={12},
  pages={474-480}
}
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