What brain regions control our language? And how do we know this?

The brain is key to our existence, but there’s a long way to go before neuroscience can truly capture its staggering capacity. For now, though, our Brain Control series explores what we do know about the brain’s command of six central functions: language, mood, memory, vision, personality and motor skills – and what happens when things go wrong. When you read something, you first need to detect the words and then to interpret them by determining context and meaning. This complex process involves many brain regions. Detecting text usually involves the optic nerve and other nerve bundles delivering signals from…
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