And another quote from the editorial:
phonological features of speech sounds are reﬂected in motor cortex activation so that the action system likely plays a double role, both in programming articulations and in contributing to the analysis of speech sounds (Pulvermuller et al., 2006)which explains why prelingual infants, individuals with massive strokes affecting the motor speech system, individuals undergoing Wada procedures with acute and complete deactivation of the motor speech system, individuals with cerebral palsy who never acquired the ability to control their motor speech system, and chinchilla and quail can all perceive speech quite impressively.
One of the most frequently cited brain models of language indeed still sees a role of the motor system limited to articulation, thus paralleling indeed the position held by classical aphasiologists, such as Wernicke, Lichtheim and especially Paul Marie (Poeppel and Hickok, 2004). Recently, a contribution to speech comprehension and understanding is acknowledged insofar as inferior frontal cortex may act as a phonological short-term memory resource (Rogalsky and Hickok, 2011). These traditional positions are also discussed in the present volume, along with modern action-perception models.Good hear we will get the "traditional" perspective. David, did you ever think WE would be called "traditional"? Nice to see that our previously radical views are now the standard theory.
Let's try turning the tables:
One of the most frequently cited brain models of speech perception indeed still sees the motor system as playing a critical role, thus paralleling indeed the position held by classical speech scientists of the 1950s such as Liberman and even the early 20th century behaviorists such as Watson (Pulvermuller et al. 2006).
Moreover, one of the most frequently cited brain models of conceptual representation indeed still sees sensory and motor systems as being the primary substrate thus paralleling indeed the position held by classical aphasiologists, such as Wernicke and Lichtheim (Pulvermuller et al. 2006).