Tokyo Metropolitan University Research Center

首都大学東京 Tokyo Metropolitan University

Language, Brain and Genetics

Language is one of the higher order cognitive functions found only in humans and is an attribute regulated genetically. Research into language functions has achieved dramatic development in recent year. Research themes are no longer limited to conventional theoretical linguistics, but continue to spread rapidly, engaging other related fields such as linguistic neuroscience, biolinguistics and genomics. Research exchanges and close cooperation among a variety of associated fields have become essential for research into language function from now on.

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