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TitleBrain Organization of Language and Cognitive Processes [electronic resource] / edited by Alfredo Ardila, Feggy Ostrosky-Solis
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US, 1989
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-0799-0
Descript 276 p. online resource

SUMMARY

Neuropsychology has presented a particularly formidable array of develยญ opments during recent years. The number of methods, theoretical apยญ proaches, and publications has been steadily increasing, permitting a step-by-step approach to a deeper understanding of the tremendously complex relationships existing between brain and behavior. This volume was planned as a collection of papers that, in one way or another, present new research and clinical perspectives or interpretations about brain-behavior relationships. Some chapters present new research in specific topics, others summarize the evidence for a particular theยญ oretical position, and others simply review the area and suggest new perspectives of research. Consistent with the spirit in which the book was planned, the authors present and propose new avenues for developing neuropsychology and understanding the organization of cognitive activity. Part I is devoted to basic theoretical and technical approaches in studying brain organization of cognitive processes. Hanlon and Brown ("Microgenesis: Historical Review and Current Studies") present an overยญ view of some clinical and experimental work from the standpoint of miยญ crogenetic theory. Microgenesis is considered to be the structural develยญ opment of a cognition through qualitatively different stages. The authors discuss the growing dissatisfaction with both the old center and pathway theories and the newer modular or componental accounts. They also exยญ plore how micro genesis can be extended to the interpretation of sympยญ toms of brain damage in developing a structural model of hierarchic levels through which the process of cognitive function unfolds


CONTENT

I: Theoretical and Technical Approaches -- 1 Microgenesis: Historical Review and Current Studies -- 2 Fractionation of Spatial Cognition following Focal and Diffuse Brain Damage -- 3 Anatomical and Physiological Correlations and Neuroimaging Techniques in Language Disorders -- 4 ERPs and Advances in Neurolinguistics -- II: Development and Dissolution of Language -- 5 Disorders in Language Acquisition and Cerebral Maturation: A Neurophysiological Perspective -- 6 Speech and Language Alterations in Dementia Syndromes -- III: Oral and Written Language Disorders -- 7 Mechanisms Underlying Aphasic Transformations -- 8 Alexia and Agraphia in Spanish Speakers: CAT Correlations and Interlinguistic Analysis -- 9 Semantic Aphasia Reconsidered -- IV: Basal Ganglia and Cognitive Activity -- 10 Cognitive Effects of Adrenal Autografting in Parkinsonโ{128}{153}s Disease -- 11 The Striatum as a Temporary Memory Store -- V: Recovery from Brain Damage -- 12 Development and Plasticity in the Central Nervous System: Organismic and Environmental Influences


Medicine Neurosciences Linguistics Philology Neuropsychology Biomedicine Neurosciences Neuropsychology Linguistics general Language and Literature



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