Interdisziplinäres BGC-Kolloquium
veranstaltet vom Berlin Gesture Center in Kooperation mit dem Museum für Kommunikation Berlin


Vortrag von Uri Hadar (Department of Psychology, Tel Aviv University; Visiting Professor, University of Potsdam):

Activations in the motor cortex during the performance of linguistic tasks

Freitag, 13. Juli 2007, 15 Uhr, Museum für Kommunikation, Leipziger Str. 16, 10117 Berlin-Mitte


Some theories of coverbal gesture claim that gesture is tied up with the processing of speech in a circuit that connects handedness with the specialisation for language. These claims were examined by looking at patterns of activation in various motor-related areas while subjects performed simple linguistic tasks. The results of an fMRI study clearly indicate that such motor-language connections exist, that they are task-specific and region-specific.