BRAIN and NERVE Shinkei Kenkyu no Shinpo Volume 69, Issue 4 (April 2017)

Syntactic Processing in Broca's Area: Brodmann Areas 44 and 45 Atora Yamada 1 , Kuniyoshi L. Sakai 1,2 1Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo 2Department of Basic Science, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo Keyword: 44野 , 45野 , 言語 , 文法 , 機能イメージング , Brodmann area 44 , Brodmann area 45 , language , syntax , functional imaging pp.479-487
Published Date 2017/4/1
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Brodmann areas 44 and 45 are known as Broca's area; however, their true functional roles are still unknown. Recent developments in neuroimaging techniques revealed the structures and functions of Broca's area in detail. More specifically regarding language functions, sufficient evidence has been accumulated that this region subserves the center of syntactic processing, not necessarily motor functions. Here, we review a role of Broca's area as the grammar center, including other roles in nonlinguistic functions.

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