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Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2001 Apr;11(2):194-201.

Semantic memory and the brain: structure and processes.

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Laboratory of Brain and Cognition, National Institutes of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA.


Recent functional brain imaging studies suggest that object concepts may be represented, in part, by distributed networks of discrete cortical regions that parallel the organization of sensory and motor systems. In addition, different regions of the left lateral prefrontal cortex, and perhaps anterior temporal cortex, may have distinct roles in retrieving, maintaining and selecting semantic information.

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