Connections between brain stem and limbic system help keep you conscious, alert, and in control. Communication between the limbic system and the cortex allows you to balance logic with emotions, and facts with feelings. (Brynie, Faith Hickman. 101 Questions Your Brain Has Asked About Itself But Couldn’t Answer, Until Now. CT: Millbrook Press, 1998, p 12)

It appears that the left posterior perisylvian cortex is of fundamental importance to language processing, regardless of the modality in which it is conveyed (e.g., signing, hearing). (MacSweeney, Mairéad, et al.Dissociating linguistic and nonlinguistic gestural communication in the brain. NeuroImageVolume 22, Issue 4, August 2004, Pages 1605-1618. Abstract.)

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