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Brain’s Story Processing Is Universal Across Languages

Reading stories is a universal experience that may result in people feeling greater empathy for each other, regardless of cultural origins and differences, suggests new brain research from scientists at the University of Southern California. Furthermore, in what may be a first for neuroscience, the researchers found patterns of brain activation when people find meaning […]

Semantic Aphasia Study Shows White Matter Tracts Involvement

Nearly 70 years ago, the renowned Russian neuropsychologist Alexander Luria added semantic aphasia to his classification of language disorders, demonstrating that inability to establish logical relations between words in a sentence corresponds to non-linguistic, spatial processing, disorders as well. For the last 70 years, it was largely believed that spatial processing disorders, including those seen […]