Monday, April 20, 2009

How Does the Brain Form Sentences?

How Does the Brain Form Sentences?: Scientific American: "Forming a grammatically correct sentence may seem to require advanced cognitive skills, but it turns out that our creative language capacity might rely on a less sophisticated system than is commonly thought. A recent study suggests that our ability to construct sentences may arise from procedural memory—the same simple memory system that lets our dogs learn to sit on command."