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May 9, 2016

The Brain Dictionary (Video)

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Where exactly are the words in your head?

Scientists have created an interactive map showing which brain areas respond to hearing different words.

The map reveals how language is spread throughout the cortex and across both hemispheres, showing groups of words clustered together by meaning.

The interactive model allows us to explore the complex organization of the enormous dictionaries in our heads.

Explore the brain model yourself here.

Read the paper, published online April 27 in Nature, here.


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Caption for graphic above: "One person's right cerebral hemisphere [front at right]. The overlaid words, when heard in context, are predicted to evoke strong responses from the corresponding location. Green words are mostly visual and tactile, red words are mostly social."

[via The Guardian]

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