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Neuromotor Mechanisms in Human Communication

Doreen Kimura


Using two decades worth of research with patients who have experienced pathology in one hemisphere of the brain, this book deals with brain mechanisms in human communicative behavior, and with related motor functions from a broadly biological point of view. The book discusses the possible evolutionary origins of human communication, the relation of brain mechanisms in communicative behavior to analogous nonhuman behaviors, and the neural systems involved in various levels and kinds of communication. Noncommunicative mechanisms which parallel those used in communication are outlined in detail. ... More

Keywords: pathology, brain mechanisms, human communicative behavior, motor functions, nonhuman behavior, brain organization, behavioral approach

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9780195054927
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195054927.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Doreen Kimura, author
The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario