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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.


  • Marsel Mesulam

    Marsel Mesulam, MD
    Northwestern University, Chicago, United States
    Davee Professor of Neuroscience and Director of the Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center at Northwestern University. Former Council Chair of OHBM. Recipient of the Potamkin Prize and Javits Prize. Lifelong Achievement Awards from the Alzheimer’s Association and Cognitive Neuroscience Society. Research on large-scale networks, primate neuroanatomy and cholinergic pathways.