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Domain-general Brain Regions Do Not Track Linguistic Input as Closely as Language-Selective Regions

Friday, April 21, 2017   (0 Comments)
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By bioRxiv

Language comprehension engages a cortical network of left frontal and temporal regions. Activity in this network is language-selective, showing virtually no modulation by non-linguistic tasks. In addition, language comprehension engages a second network consisting of bilateral frontal, parietal, cingulate, and insular regions. Activity in this "Multiple Demand (MD)" network scales with comprehension difficulty, but also with cognitive effort across a wide range of non-linguistic tasks in a domain-general fashion.

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