An overview of language-related content on Genes to Cognition Online.
Professor Marc Hauser defines language as an internal process that involves ways of manipulating symbols. It is qualitatively different to "communication."
Wernicke's area is a functionally defined structure that is involved in language comprehension.
FOXP2 is a gene associated with autism and language disorders.
Broca's area is a functionally defined structure in the left frontal lobe of most humans. It is involved mainly in producing speech, writing, and also in language processing and comprehension.
Marshall Nirenberg talks about the RNA code for phenylalanine.
Professor Marc Hauser discusses the differences and similarities between humans and primates in terms of language ability.
The temporal lobes contain a large number of substructures, whose functions include perception, face recognition, object recognition, memory, language, and emotion.
Matt Ridley talks about chromosome 7, FOXP2 gene involved in language.
Three DNA nucleotides form a codon and specifiy amino acids.