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In the brain, the handling of words is very similar to that of tools

2021-12-05T19:10:30.520Z

DECRYPTION - Language rehabilitation could thus be facilitated by dexterity exercises. We often contrast the "intellectuals", more at ease with the handling of sentences than with that of tools, to "manuals", for which it is the reverse. However, for the brain, this dichotomy does not exist. Indeed, whether it is to handle a tool or to analyze the syntax of certain complex sentences, it uses the same cerebral resources. This has just been demonstrated by a study carried out by Frenc



We often contrast the "intellectuals", more at ease with the handling of sentences than with that of tools, to "manuals", for which it is the reverse.

However, for the brain, this dichotomy does not exist.

Indeed, whether it is to handle a tool or to analyze the syntax of certain complex sentences, it uses the same cerebral resources.

This has just been demonstrated by a study carried out by French and Swedish researchers published in the journal

Science

.

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“For a long time, language was considered a formidable faculty of the human brain, at the origin a little mysterious.

But for the last twenty years, scientific work has shown that certain language functions, such as the processing of the meaning of words, for example, involve sensorimotor areas of the brain, ”

explains Claudio Brozzoli, neuroscience researcher at Inserm. and one of the study's co-authors.

Paleo-neurobiology

Take the example of the word "apple".

To gain access to the meaning of the word, the brain will activate

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Source: lefigaro

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