Where exactly are the words located in your head? What is the brain dictionary? Scientists have created an interactive map showing which brain areas respond to hearing different words. The map reveals how language is spread throughout the cortex and across both hemispheres, showing groups of words clustered together by meaning. The beautiful interactive model allows us to explore the complex organization of the enormous dictionaries in our heads.
Explore the brain model for yourself and read the paper “Natural speech reveals the semantic maps that tile human cerebral cortex”.
And also more information can be found in this article published in the Guardian: “Neuroscientists create ‘atlas’ showing how words are organized in the brain”.
The brain dictionary: