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Neuromolecular approaches to language

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Vernes,  Sonja C.
Language and Genetics Department, MPI for Psycholinguistics, Max Planck Society;
Neurogenetics of Vocal Communication Group, MPI for Psycholinguistics, Max Planck Society;

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Vernes, S. C. (2016). Neuromolecular approaches to language. Talk presented at the Language in Interaction Summerschool on Human Language: From Genes and Brains to Behavior. Berg en Dal, The Netherlands. 2016-07-03 - 2016-07-14.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-002B-A7F9-D
Abstract
The capacity for speech and language is a fundamental trait of humankind, but its genetic encoding is poorly understood. I will present a range of diverse but complementary approaches to study the genetic underpinnings of speech and language including; clinical studies that investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying speech and language disorders; neuromolecular studies that demonstrate how such genes influence neuronal development and function; and work in animal models linking gene function to behaviours relevant for speech and language