Research report 2008 - Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences

Language Develops With the Brain

Brauer, Jens

Neuropsychologie (Prof. Dr. Angela Friederici)
MPI für Kognitions- und Neurowissenschaften, Leipzig

Language is a basic property of human beings that distinguishes them from any other being we know. Children seem to effortlessly acquire this complex system of symbols and meanings. It is still an open question how children’s brains learn to administer the multifaceted tasks involved in language comprehension. Answers to this question are given by imaging methods that allow us to observe the children’s brains during the processing of language.

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