Behavioral and Brain Sciences



Open Peer Commentary
Pulvermüller: Brain's language

Structure and dynamics of language representation


Don M. Tucker a1
a1 Department of Psychology, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403 and Electrical Geodesics, Inc., Eugene, OR 97403 dtucker@oregon.uoregon.edu dtucker@egi.com www.egi.com

Abstract

The important Hebbian architecture for language may not be the phonological networks of perisylvian cortex, but rather the semantic networks of limbic cortex. Although the high-frequency EEG findings are intriguing, the results may not yet warrant a confident theory of neural assemblies. Nonetheless, Pulvermüller succeeds in framing a comprehensive theory of language function in the literal terms of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology.