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The Neurocognition of Language

Colin M. Brown and Peter Hagoort


This book brings together experts on human language and the brain to present the first critical overview of the cognitive neuroscience of language, one of the fastest-moving areas today. In-depth discussion of the representations and structures of language, as well as of the cognitive architectures which underlie speaking, listening, and reading, will provide a basis for future brain imaging research. In addition, the existing brain imaging literature on word and sentence processing is critically reviewed, as well as contributions from brain lesion data. Finally, the book discusses the prospec ... More

Keywords: human language, brain imaging, cognitive neuroscience, cognitive architectures, speaking, listening, reading, brain lesion, Broca

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Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198507932
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507932.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Colin M. Brown, editor
Max Planck-Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen

Peter Hagoort, editor
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen

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Section 1 Introductions

Section 2 The cognitive architectures of language

Section 3 The neurocognitive architectures of language

7 The neural architecture underlying the processing of written and spoken word forms

Cathy Price, Peter Indefrey, and Miranda vanTurennout

9 The neurocognition of syntactic processing

Peter Hagoort, Colin M. Brown, and Lee Osterhout

Section 4 Language from a neurobiological perspective

10 Broca’s language area from a neuroanatomical and developmental perspective

Harry B. M. Uylings, Lidia I. Malofeeva, Irina N. Bogolepova, Katrin Amunts, and Karl Zilles

12 Current approaches to mapping language in electromagnetic space

Marta Kutas, Kara D. Federmeier, and Martin I. Sereno

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