An analysis of the relation of language to brain functions

This connects with right-handedness. The Collected Works of L. In particular, a system that can have second- or higher-order thoughts about its own operation, including its planning and linguistic operation, must itself be a language processor, in that it must be able to bind correctly to the symbols and syntax in the first-order system.

Then a higher-order thought system also implementing syntax and able to think about the representations in the first-order linguistic system, and able to correct the reasoning in the first-order linguistic system in a flexible manner, would be needed.

The authors concluded that the pSTS projects to area Spt, which converts the auditory input into articulatory movements. Specifics of dominant mechanisms of the human brain are determined by extracortical genesis and ontological development of the human mind on the basis of new semantic codes of information perception and processing [ 16 ].

In a similar backward masking paradigm, it was found that happy vs. Because Wernicke's aphasia patients can utter whole monologs of such contentless grammatical babble, hardly letting their interlocutor get a word in edgewise, their affliction is also known as jargon aphasia.

So, given that it does feel like something to be doing this type of planning using higher-order thoughts, it would have to feel as if one were the same agent, acting towards the same goals, from day to day, for which autobiographical memory would be important.

language processing in the brain

Figure 1: Schematic illustration indicating many possible routes from input systems to action output systems. A system of regions towards the back and middle of your brain help you interpret the text.

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Psycholinguistics/Language and the Brain