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Nouns are from Mars, Verbs are from Venus

February 26, 2010

Results from a new study show that nouns and verbs may be learned in different parts of the brain. There’s no need to worry, grammar geeks, as I’m sure the two will continue to coexist with one another.

“The brain imaging showed that when participants were learning new nouns, the left fusiform gyrus, which is associated with visual and object processing, was activated. New verbs activated part of the left posterior medial temporal gyrus (associated with semantic and conceptual aspects) and the left inferior frontal gyrus (involved in processing grammar).”

Now, if you don’t mind, I have to go to look for my jat before I nise my breakfast.

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