The evolutionary origin of the language areas in the human brain. A neuroanatomical perspective

@article{Aboitiz1997TheEO,
  title={The evolutionary origin of the language areas in the human brain. A neuroanatomical perspective},
  author={F. Aboitiz and V. RicardoGarcı́a},
  journal={Brain Research Reviews},
  year={1997},
  volume={25},
  pages={381-396}
}
The capacity to learn syntactic rules is a hallmark of the human species, but whether this has been acquired by the process of natural selection has been the subject of controversy. Furthermore, the cortical localization of linguistic capacities has prompted some authors to suggest a modular representation of language in the brain. In this paper, we rather propose that the neural device involved in language is embedded into a large-scale neurocognitive network comprising widespread connections… Expand
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