Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Trends Cogn Sci. 2004 Mar;8(3):95-6.

FOXP2 and the mirror system.

Author information

1
Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1, New Zealand. mcorballis@myrealbox.com

Abstract

An inherited deficit in spoken language has been associated with a mutation in the forkhead box P2 (FOXP2) gene on chromosome 7. A recent functional magnetic resonance imaging study has linked the deficit to underactivity in Broca's area during word generation, which in turn suggests a possible link between FOXP2 and the mirror-neuron system observed in the primate homologue of Broca's area. This link might have implications for the evolution of Broca's area and its role in speech.

Comment in

PMID:
15301747
DOI:
10.1016/j.tics.2004.01.007
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science
Loading ...
Support Center