Redrawing the language map of the brain

25 junio 2015

For 140 years, scientists’ understanding of language comprehension in the brain came from individuals with stroke. But now they have redrawn that brain map based on new research with individuals who have a rare form of dementia that affects language, Primary Progressive Aphasia. Scientists discovered language comprehension is in a different neighborhood, providing a more precise brain target for future therapies to restore language.