MUC (Memory, Unification, Control) and beyond.

Frontiers in Psychology 4:416 (2013) PMID 23874313 PMCID PMC3709422

A neurobiological model of language is discussed that overcomes the shortcomings of the classical Wernicke-Lichtheim-Geschwind model. It is based on a subdivision of language processing into three components: Memory, Unification, and Control. The functional components as well as the neurobiological underpinnings of the model are discussed. In addition, the need for extension of the model beyond the classical core regions for language is shown. The attention network and the network for inferential processing are crucial to realize language comprehension beyond single word processing and beyond decoding propositional content. It is shown that this requires the dynamic interaction between multiple brain regions.

DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00416