publication . Article . 2004

Contributions of memory circuits to language: The declarative/procedural model

Michael T. Ullman;
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  • Published: 01 May 2004
Abstract
The structure of the brain and the nature of evolution suggest that, despite its uniqueness, language likely depends on brain systems that also subserve other functions. The declarative/procedural (DP) model claims that the mental lexicon of memorized word-specific knowledge depends on the largely temporal-lobe substrates of declarative memory, which underlies the storage and use of knowledge of facts and events. The mental grammar, which subserves the rule-governed combination of lexical items into complex representations, depends on a distinct neural system. This system, which is composed of a network of specific frontal, basal-ganglia, parietal and cerebellar...
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free text keywords: Linguistics and Language, Experimental and Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Developmental and Educational Psychology, Language and Linguistics, Language disorder, medicine.disease, medicine, Lexical item, Cognition, Cognitive psychology, Cognitive science, Mental lexicon, Specific language impairment, Aphasia, medicine.symptom, Procedural memory, Psychology, Lexicon
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