Basic Mechanisms in Cognition and Language

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780080427478
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 10/28/1998
  • Pages: 302

Table of Contents

Contents. Editors' foreword. List of Contributors. Acknowledgements
Section I. Basic Deficits in Dyslexia. Modularity of mind and phonological deficit

(U. Frith, C. Frith). Magnocellular visual function and children's reading (P. Cornelissen). Pseudoword reading in dyslexia (M. Ingvar).
Section II. Cortical Mechanisms and Language. Intraoperative investigations of the neurobiology of reading (G.A. Ojemann). The putative role of precise timing in cortical processing (W. Singer, A. Kreiter, P. Fries, S. Herculano, M. Volgushev, S. Neuenschwander). What words tell us about the brain (M.E. Raichle). Dyschronic language-based learning disability (R. Llinás, U. Ribary, P. Tallal). A top-down model for language perception and language production (D.H. Ingvar).
Section III. Perceptive Deficits. Temporal integration as an early predictor of speech and language development (A.A. Benasich). Amelioration of the acoustic reception and speech reception deficits underlying language-based learning impairments (M.M. Merzenich, S. Miller, W.M. Jenkins, G. Saunders, A. Protopapas, B. Peterson, P. Tallal).
Section IV. Language Development. The development of language (P.K. Kuhl). Some remarks on Tallal's transform in the light of emergent phonology (F. Lacerda, B. Lindblom). The biology of speech: two theories (A.M. Liberman). Early developmental delay: problems for the theorist (J.L. Locke).
Section V. Memory Functions. A continuity view of episodic memory impairment: illustrations from Alzheimer's disease and major depression (L. Bäckman, B.J. Small). Neurocognitive processes of human memory (E. Tulving). Subject Index.

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