Neural constraints and flexibility in language processing

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Huyck, Christian R.
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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    mesheuropmc: nervous system

Humans process language with their neurons. Memory in neurons is supported by neural firing, and short and long-term synaptic weight change; the emergent behaviour of neurons, synchronous firing and cell assembly dynamics, is also a form of memory. As the language signal moves to later stages, it is processed with different mechanisms that are slower but more persistent.
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