Friday, June 21, 2019

Brain areas related to language

A. Brain areas related to language. OFC: Orbitofrontal Cortex, PFC: Prefrontal Cortex, PMC: Premotor cortex, MC: Motor cortex, A1: Primary Auditory Cortex, V1: Primary Visual Cortex. B. Cognitive model of language acquisition, based on caregiver-infant interaction through the environment. The color of the boxes correspond to the areas on the brain schematic. The part highlighted in blue constitutes the focus of this work; i.e., the learning of associations in Broca's area between internal states (PFC) and motor commands (PMC) under the supervision of the reward system.