Tatyana Vladimirovna Chernigovskaya, Neurolinguist, Professor of Saint Petersburg State University, President of the Interregional Association for Cognitive Studies.

No matter how much progress the scientists have made in their attempts to study the human brain and consciousness today, many questions still remain unanswered. But it is safe to say that it is the language that makes a human a human in the first place. Is the language a product of thinking? Is the language ability passed on to descendants through genes? What part of the brain is used to “store” the language? Is there a language gene?

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