Behavioral and Brain Sciences



Short Communication

Temporal perception: A key to understanding language


Elzbieta Szelag a1 and Ernst Pöppel a2
a1 Department of Neurophysiology, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, 02-093 Warsaw, Poland szeleg@nencki.gov.pl www.nencki.gov.pl
a2 Institute of Medical Psychology, D-80336 Munich, Germany ep@tango.imp.med.uni-muenchen.de

Abstract

Although Grodzinsky's target article has merit, it neglects the importance of neural mechanisms underlying language functions. We present results from our clinical studies on different levels of temporal information processing in aphasic patients and briefly review the existing data on neurobiology of language to cast new light on the main thesis of the target article.



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