The Neurocognition of Language by Colin M. Brown

The Neurocognition of Language

EditorColin M. Brown, Peter Hagoort

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'... an important and captivating book, one that has been long awaited by all researchers interested in language and the brain.' Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 1999.The Neurocognition of Language brings together experts on human language and the brain to present the first critical overview of the cognitive neuroscience of language, one of the fastest-moving and most exciting areas today. In-depth discussion of the representations and structures of language, aswell as of the cognitive architectures which underlie speaking, listening, and reading, will provide a basis for future brain imaging research. In addition, the existing brain imaging literature on word and sentence processing is critically reviewed, as well as contributions from brain lesion data.Finally, the book discusses the prospects and problems of brain imaging techniques for the study of language, presents some of the most recent and promising analytic procedures for relating brain imaging data to the higher cognitive functions, and contains a review of the neuroanatomical structureof Broca's language area. Uniquely interdisciplinary, this book will provide researchers and students in cognitive neuroscience with state-of-the-art reviews of the major language functions, while being of equal interest to researchers in linguistics and language who want to learn about the neuralbases of language. It will be an essential purchase for anyone requiring an overview of our current understanding of the relation between language and the brain.

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Colin M. Brown and Peter Hagoort, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Wundtlaan 1, NL-6525 XD Nijmegen, The Netherlands Tel: 31-24-352-1911 Fax: 31-24-352-1213 colin@mpi.nl peha@mpi.nl
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Title:The Neurocognition of LanguageFormat:PaperbackDimensions:424 pages, 9.37 × 6.57 × 0.91 inPublished:June 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198507933

ISBN - 13:9780198507932

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Table of Contents

Section 1 - IntroductionsFunctional neuroimaging in cognitive neuroscienceThe representational structures of the language faculty and their interactionsSection 2 - The cognitive architectures of languageComprehending spoken language: a blueprint of the listenerComprehending written language: a blueprint of the readerSection 3: The neurocognitive architectures of languageClues to the functional and neural architecture of word meaningThe neurocognition of syntactic processingSection 4: Language from a neurobiological perspectiveFunctional integration: methods for assessing interactions among neuronal systems using brain imagingCurrent approaches to mapping language in electromagnetic space

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" ... a necessary instrument for those who want to study in depth the fragmented field of the scientific knowledge of language processing" Clinical Neurophysiology