Neurobiology of Language

  • ID: 2857147
  • Book
  • 1188 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Neurobiology of Language explores the study of language, a field that has seen tremendous progress in the last two decades. Key to this progress is the accelerating trend toward integration of neurobiological approaches with the more established understanding of language within cognitive psychology, computer science, and linguistics.

This volume serves as the definitive reference on the neurobiology of language, bringing these various advances together into a single volume of 100 concise entries. The organization includes sections on the field's major subfields, with each section covering both empirical data and theoretical perspectives. "Foundational" neurobiological coverage is also provided, including neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, genetics, linguistic, and psycholinguistic data, and models.

- Foundational reference for the current state of the field of the neurobiology of language- Enables brain and language researchers and students to remain up-to-date in this fast-moving field that crosses many disciplinary and subdisciplinary boundaries- Provides an accessible entry point for other scientists interested in the area, but not actively working in it - e.g., speech therapists, neurologists, and cognitive psychologists- Chapters authored by world leaders in the field - the broadest, most expert coverage available

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Neurobiological Foundations
Behavioral Foundations
Large-Scale Models
Development, Learning, and Plasticity
Perceptual Analysis of the Speech Signal
Word Processing
Sentence Processing
Discourse Processing and Pragmatics
Speaking
Conceptual Semantic Knowledge
Written Language
Animal Models for Language 
Memory for Language
Language Breakdown
Language Treatment
Prosody, Tone, and Music
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Hickok, Gregory
Professor in the Department of Cognitive Sciences and Director for the Center of Cognitive Neuroscience at UC Irvine, Dr. Hickok's research focuses on the neuroanatomy of language and cognitive neuroscience. He serves as Associate Editor for Human Brain Mapping and for Cognitive Neuropsychology and is past-Chair for the Society or the Neurobiology of Language. He has authored 88 journal publications (h-index 26), 18 book chapters, and is editing a volume entitled The Functional anatomy of Language for MIT Press.
Small, Steven L.
Professor and Chair of Neurology at UC Irvine's School of Medicine, Dr. Small's research focuses on the neurobiology of language. He serves as EIC for the ELS journal Brain and Language founded the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, and has authored 109 journal publications (h-index 25)
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