The brain dictionary
Where exactly are the words in your head? Scientists have created an interactive map showing which brain areas respond to hearing different words. The map reveals how language is spread throughout the cortex and across both hemispheres, showing groups of words clustered together by meaning. The beautiful interactive model allows us to explore the complex organisation of the enormous dictionaries in our heads.
Explore the brain model for yourself here.
Or read the academic paper.
Notice: A Nature video published on 27 Apr 2016. Our thanks to Nature.