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


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.