We don't know how the brain stores anything, let alone words

David Poeppel, William Idsardi

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Cognitive, computational, and neurobiological approaches have made impressive advances in characterizing the operations that transform linguistic signals into meanings. But our understanding of how words and concepts are retained in the brain remains inadequate. How is the long-term storage of words, or in fact any representations, achieved? This puzzle requires new thinking to stimulate reinvestigation of the storage problem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1054-1055
Number of pages2
JournalTrends in Cognitive Sciences
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience


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