Neuroplasticity: Why is the visual cortex involved in language processing in blind individuals?

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A study by neuroscientists of the Brain Language Laboratory at Freie Universität Berlin

No 204/2019 from Jul 05, 2019

People who are blind use part of their visual cortex for language and semantic processing. The visual cortex is the paradigm case of a "modality-specific" brain region, being devoted exclusively to visual perceptual processes in healthy and undeprived sighted individuals. ...

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