The Neuroscience of Language. On Brain Circuits of Words and Serial Order

The Neuroscience of Language. On Brain Circuits of Words and Serial Order

Perez-Arjona, Eimir

The Neuroscience of Language. On Brain Circuits of Words and Serial Order

Author: Friedemann Pulvermuller

Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, pp. 315, 2002

ISBN: 0521790263 Hardback; 0521793742 Paperback

This book represents an anatomical-physiological correlation about the organization of language in the human brain. It is based on data obtained from brain activation studies, from experience of patients with brain lesions, and important information generated from computer simulation of neural networks.

The information has been organized in 14 chapters that explain different topics such as Neuronal Structure and Function, Modern Neuroimaging and Classic Aphasia Research, Words in the Brain, Regulation of Cortical Activities, Neural Algorithms and Neural Networks, Basic Syntax, Synfire Chains as the basis of Serial Order in the Brain, Sequence Detectors, Neuronal Grammar and Algorithms, Refining Neuronal Grammar, Neurophysiology of Syntax, and Linguistics and the Brain. It is interesting how the so-called discrete language units and serial order relationships are modeled using networks allowing for a great putative neuroanatomical basis to be specified in detail.

We recommend this book as an up-dating tool for medical school libraries, neurologists, neurophysiologists, speech pathologists, audiologists, neuroscience researchers, and neurosurgery professionals.

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