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Innovations in Cognitive Neuroscience

Neural Mechanisms of Language

Editors: Mody, Maria (Ed.)

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  • An in-depth comprehensive treatment of the cognitive organization and functional neuroanatomy of language
  • Addresses spoken, written, and gestural aspects of language
  • Rich tapestry of thought-provoking perspectives regarding basic assumptions about evolution of language and its neural implementation
  • Cutting-edge neuroimaging research from some of the world’s leading laboratories using EEG, MEG, fMRI, and DTI
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About this book

This important volume brings together significant findings on the neural bases of spoken language –its processing, use, and organization, including its phylogenetic roots. Employing a potent mix of conceptual and neuroimaging-based approaches, contributors delve deeply into specialized structures of the speech system, locating sensory and cognitive mechanisms involved in listening and comprehension, grasping meanings and storing memories. The novel perspectives revise familiar models by tracing linguistic interactions within and between neural systems, homing in on the brain’s semantic network, exploring the neuroscience behind bilingualism and multilingual fluency, and even making a compelling case for a more nuanced participation of the motor system in speech. From these advances, readers have a more three-dimensional picture of the brain—its functional epicenters, its connections, and the whole—as the seat of language in both wellness and disorders.

Included in the topics:

·         The interaction between storage and computation in morphosyntactic processing.

·         The role of language in structure-dependent cognition.

·         Multisensory integration in speech processing: neural mechanisms of cross-modal after-effect.

·         A neurocognitive view of the bilingual brain.

·         Causal modeling: methods and their application to speech and language.

·         A word in the hand: the gestural origins of language.

Neural Mechanisms of Language presents a sophisticated mix of detail and creative approaches to understanding brain structure and function, giving neuropsychologists, cognitive neuroscientists, developmental psychologists, cognitive psychologists, and speech/language pathologists new windows onto the research shaping their respective fields.

About the authors

Maria Mody, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School and Principal Investigator of the Developmental Language and Reading Research Laboratory in the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. Her research focuses on the neural bases of impaired speech, language and reading in children with developmental disorders including autism and dyslexia. Using MEG, fMRI, and DTI, her lab investigates speech perception and speech production and the impact of impairment in these processes on spoken and written language as evident in brain circuits. Dr. Mody has authored or co-authored numerous research articles and is co-editor of Brain, Behavior, and Learning in Language and Reading Disorders (Guilford, 2008).

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction: Speech and Language in the Brain—Framing Multiple Perspectives

    Pages 1-7

    Mody, Maria

  • The Neural Processing of Phonetic Information: The Role of the Superior Temporal Gyrus

    Pages 11-25

    Scott, Sophie K.

  • The Interaction Between Storage and Computation in Morphosyntactic Processing

    Pages 27-61

    Morris, Joanna

  • Brain Oscillations, Semantic Processing, and Episodic Memory

    Pages 63-80

    Fellner, Marie-Christin (et al.)

  • The Role of Language in Structure-Dependent Cognition

    Pages 81-101

    Monti, Martin M.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neural Mechanisms of Language
Editors
  • Maria Mody
Series Title
Innovations in Cognitive Neuroscience
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-7325-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-7325-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-7323-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-8453-4
Series ISSN
2509-730X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 226
Number of Illustrations
17 b/w illustrations, 27 illustrations in colour
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