Scientists identify brain’s concept control core

In Uncategorized on September 6, 2006 at 10:24 pm

Wed Sep 6, 2006 12:41 PM BST

By Jeremy Lovell

NORWICH (Reuters) – Scientists believe they may have finally identified the part of the brain that deals with the critical issue of matching words to everyday objects.

Using brain scans of people suffering from Semantic Dementia — the second most common form of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease in people under 65 — they have found that the front end of the temporal lobe seems to be crucial to conceptual application.

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