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Old 01-27-2009, 07:38 AM   #2056
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Neurolinguistics is the science concerned with the neural mechanisms underlying the comprehension, production and abstract knowledge of language, be it spoken, signed or written. As an interdisciplinary endeavor, this field straddles the borders between neurology, linguistics, cognitive science, neurobiology, communication disorders, neuropsychology, and computer science. Researchers are drawn to the field from a variety of backgrounds, bringing along a variety of experimental techniques as well as widely varying theoretical perspectives. Through aphasiology, brain imaging, electrophysiology, and computer modeling, neurolinguists seek to elucidate how the brain processes language information.
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