Thursday, May 12, 2016

The brain dictionary

Where exactly are the words in your head? Scientists have created an
interactive map showing which brain areas respond to hearing different
words. The map reveals how language is spread throughout the cortex and
across both hemispheres, showing groups of words clustered together by
meaning. The beautiful interactive model allows us to explore the
complex organization of the enormous dictionaries in our heads.

Explore the brain model for yourself here

A fascinating video that got me wondering what the language map looks like for polyglots that understand and use multiple languages.