We do sort of have “grammar” in our brain, but Chomsky wasn’t more right or wrong before Ding’s paper.

In a recent paper, Nia Ding and colleagues in David Poeppel’s lab, made a big discovery: When understanding language, our brains are sensitive to the abstract hierarchical structure that governs it.

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Language in the Brain #2

Diversion into categorisation: it’s all about forgetting

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“Localising language in the brain is the new Loch Ness” – K. de Bot

Provocative & tantalising title right?

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