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A neuronal model of the language cortex
GARAGNANI, M., Wennekers, T. & PULVERMULLER, F.
Neurocomputing , 70(10-12), 1914-1919
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We modelled language learning processes in a brain-inspired model of the language cortex. The network consisted of neuron-like elements (graded response units) and mimicked the neuroanatomical areas in the perisylvian language cortex and the intrinsic and mutual connections within and between them. Speaking words creates correlated activity in motor and auditory cortical systems. This correlated activity might play an important role in setting up word representations at the neuronal level. We simulated this language learning process and used the network to simulate neurophysiological brain responses to words and meaningless ìpseudowordsî as they have been documented using EEG and MEG. We discuss the possible role of brain-part simulators of the type developed here in the neurophysiological investigation of higher cognitive functions.