Wednesday, June 28, 2017- KEYNOTE: Revisiting Wernicke's Area
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According to the classic language model, Wernicke’s area mediates both sentence and word comprehension. Investigations in primary progressive aphasia (PPA) show that word and sentence comprehension have dissociated anatomical substrates and that word comprehension appears to be critically dependent on the left anterior temporal lobe, a region that has remained outside the classic network.