Literacy Studies

Brain Research in Language

Editors: Breznitz, Zvia (Ed.)

  • Focuses on dyslexic as well as regular readers
  • Provides evidence from numerous languages
  • Provides a detailed review of existing methods in EEG research in written language
  • Demonstrates the difference between these methods and other imaging techniques such as fMRI and MAG
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Brain Research in Language addresses important neurological issues involved in reading. The reading process is a highly composite cognitive task, which relies on brain systems that were originally devoted to other functions. The majority of studies in this area have implemented behavioral methodologies, which provide information concerning the entire cognitive sequence at the conclusion of processing only, in the reader’s output. However, these measures cannot specify all of the covert component operations that contribute to reading, nor can they determine the relative processing times required by the individual stages. Furthermore, they cannot determine which processes occur serially, which occur in parallel and which overlap in time (Brandeis & Lehmann, 1994; Johnson, 1995). Recent advancements in the field of neuroscience and cognitive development, however, have added a new dimension with regard to the research into the universal and domain specific aspects of reading with the advent of innovative neurophysiological measurement techniques. The most common are electroencephalography (EEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). These two methods provide researchers with the opportunity to examine, in-depth, the neural correlates of the reading processing with precise temporal and spatial resolutions, respectively. This book presents data obtained from various studies employing behavioral, electrophysiological and imaging methodologies in different languages focusing on the regular reading process and the dyslexic population.

Educators and researchers within neuroscience, literacy, and special education will benefit from Brain Research in Language.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Neurobiological Correlates of Dyslexia

    Breznitz, Zvia (et al.)

    Pages 7-49

  • Event-Related Potentials (ERPS) in the Study of Dyslexia

    Shaul, Shelley

    Pages 51-92

  • Auditory P2 is Reduced in 5 Month old Infants From Dyslexic Families

    Been, Pieter H. (et al.)

    Pages 93-110

  • Electrophysiological Functional Imaging of Auditory Processing in Humans

    Pratt, Hillel

    Pages 111-124

  • Overlapping Tasks Methodology as a Tool for Investigating Language Perception

    Sommer, Werner (et al.)

    Pages 125-152

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Brain Research in Language
Editors
  • Zvia Breznitz
Series Title
Literacy Studies
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-74980-8
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-74980-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-74979-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4523-5
Series ISSN
2214-000X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 277
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