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BrainWaves #63 Linguistics and neural networking

MedLink Neurology
Podcast is delighted to feature selected episodes from BrainWaves, courtesy of James E Siegler MD, its originator and host. BrainWaves is an academic audio podcast whose mission is to educate medical providers through clinical cases and topical reviews in neurology, medicine, and the humanities, and episodes originally aired from 2016 to 2021.

Originally released: July 18, 2017

Dr. Chatterjee returns for this sequel to his prior episode on aphasia. This week, we cover the history and the science of neural networking behind language production and comprehension.

Produced by James E Siegler. Music by Josh Woodward and Andy Cohen. Voiceover by Erika Mejia. BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used for clinical decision-making.


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