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This is where your words are stored in your brain

Learn about the semantic system.
By Entrepreneur US Staff |

Here is how this fascinating study is described in Nature.com

 

"The meaning of language is represented in regions of the cerebral cortex collectively known as the ‘semantic system’.

 

However, little of the semantic system has been mapped comprehensively, and the semantic selectivity of most regions is unknown.

 

Here we systematically map semantic selectivity across the cortex using voxel-wise modelling of functional MRI (fMRI) data collected while subjects listened to hours of narrative stories. ... This study demonstrates that data-driven methods—commonplace in studies of human neuroanatomy and functional connectivity—provide a powerful and efficient means for mapping functional representations in the brain."

 

 

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