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Imaging Techniques

Brain Imaging Reveals New Language Circuits

14 years, 11 months ago

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Posted on Dec 29, 2004, 5 a.m. By Bill Freeman

The language network of the brain seemed simpler in the past. One brain area was recognized to be critical for the production of language, another for its comprehension. A dense bundle of nerve fibers connected the two. But there have always been naysayers who pointed to evidence that failed to fit this tidy picture.
The language network of the brain seemed simpler in the past. One brain area was recognized to be critical for the production of language, another for its comprehension. A dense bundle of nerve fibers connected the two. But there have always been naysayers who pointed to evidence that failed to fit this tidy picture. Now a study employing a powerful variant of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) confirms these suspicions.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2004/12/041220023913.htm

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