neurobiology

How supramodal is the language network? The view from sign language

One of the major insights of modern linguistics has been that the human capacity for language is not bound to speech but may also be externalized and perceived in the visuo-spatial modality of sign language. Neuroimaging evidence indicates that …

Neurobiology of spoken, written, and sign language processing

The human capacity for language is best described as a biologically determined computational mechanism yielding an unbounded array of hierarchically structured expressions and should not be conflated with notions of “speech” or “communication”. The …