The neurobiology of syntax: beyond string sets

  title={The neurobiology of syntax: beyond string sets},
  author={Karl Magnus Petersson and Peter Hagoort},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences},
  pages={1971 - 1983}
  • K. Petersson, P. Hagoort
  • Published 19 July 2012
  • Computer Science, Biology
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
The human capacity to acquire language is an outstanding scientific challenge to understand. Somehow our language capacities arise from the way the human brain processes, develops and learns in interaction with its environment. To set the stage, we begin with a summary of what is known about the neural organization of language and what our artificial grammar learning (AGL) studies have revealed. We then review the Chomsky hierarchy in the context of the theory of computation and formal learning… 

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