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Author Honjō, Iwao, 1935-

Title Language viewed from the brain / Iwao Honjo
Published Basel ; New York : Karger, ©1999


Description 1 online resource (ix, 158 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Summary A Karger 'Publishing Highlights 1890-2015' title In recent years epoch-making tools like positron emission tomography (PET), magnetoencephalography (MEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging have enabled us to finally investigate the enigma of language. This book discusses language from a primarily medical point of view. It reviews classical as well as recent studies on significant topics such as cortical mechanisms of language and the identification of receptive and perceptive speech areas. The interaction between brain areas for perception and production is discussed and a summary of the latest research in this field is provided. New findings on the role of the cerebellum and the supplementary motor area in speech perception are reported. Furthermore the latest up-to-date results of PET studies on users of cochlear implants that have immensely improved the understanding of development and plasticity of the cortical language networks, are presented. Otolaryngologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, along with audiologists and speech therapists will find a wealth of new information in this publication, which provides them with contributions on the latest results on how the brain controls speech and language
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-152) and index
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Subject Neurolinguistics.
Speech perception.
Language acquisition.
Language Disorders -- physiopathology
Speech Perception
Brain -- physiology
Language Development
Speech Perception -- physiology
Language acquisition
Speech perception
Troubles du langage -- étiologie.
Langage, Troubles du.
Perception du langage.
Form Electronic book
Author S. Karger (Firm)
ISBN 9783318003673