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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style Introduction to cognitive science Psych 102/COGST 101/LING 170/PHIL 191/ COMS 101 Neuroanatomy of Language Innateness Modularity Is the structure of the brain unique to humans? Is it uniquely structured to do language? Innateness Innateness Language is localized in the left hemisphere l About 95% of the time in right handers l About 70% of the time in left handers Innateness fMRI Brain damage to LH l in adults leads to language loss Split Brain patients l Can use language to deal with information in the Right visual field Rasmussen syndrome Innateness Asymmetries in the brain appear in the fossil record l Lead to a groove in the skull on the LH side only l In homo erectus (500,000 years) Asymmetries also appear in modern apes l Chimpanzees, bonobos & gorillas Innateness What is the final answer? l Something is innate Lots of specialization Species specific differences l It isnt the LAD in total...
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