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Broca and Wernicke are dead, or moving past the classic model of language neurobiology – Corpus Curiosum (Series III)
Talk by Dr Pascale Tremblay, Université Laval
The claim that “Language is special,” and thus encapsulated in a specialized language network, has informed cognitive neuroscience research since pioneer work of researchers in the late 19 th century. This talk aims to provide a snapshot of the state of knowledge in language neurobiology with a focus on demonstrating the failure of this classical viewpoint to capture the essence of contemporary language neurobiology and demonstrate how this viewpoint, which remains dominant to this day, has contributed to maintaining a narrow empirical and theoretical research focus and to perpetuating a disconnect between common understanding of language neurobiology and the actual state of knowledge in the field.
The Corpus Curiosum series was produced with the support of FENS Committee for Higher Education and Training (CHET)