The organization of brain areas specific of the human species.
Researchers from the unit "Cognitive Neuroimaging" NeuroSpin have identified a network of brain areas in which the organization could at least partly explain the specificity of the cognitive functions of the human species. Indeed, these regions specifically activated in humans but not in macaques monkey, in response to specific changes in auditory sequences disseminated. They coincide with the conventional language areas, especially Broca's. The language faculty in humans may therefore have its roots in the emergence of a brain circuit capable of integrating in the same region, the information from other brain areas into a coherent whole.