Neurobiology of Language

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Neurobiology of Language

by Gregory Hickok (Editor), Steven L. Small (Editor)


Neurobiology of Language explores the study of language, a field that has seen tremendous progress in the last two decades. Key to this progress is the accelerating trend toward integration of neurobiological approaches with the more established understanding of language within cognitive psychology, computer science, and linguistics.

This volume serves as the definitive reference on the neurobiology of language, bringing these various advances together into a single volume of 100 concise entries. The organization includes sections on the field’s major subfields, with each section covering both empirical data and theoretical perspectives. “Foundational” neurobiological coverage is also provided, including neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, genetics, linguistic, and psycholinguistic data, and models.

  • Foundational reference for the current state of the field of the neurobiology of language
  • Enables brain and language researchers and students to remain up-to-date in this fast-moving field that crosses many disciplinary and subdisciplinary boundaries
  • Provides an accessible entry point for other scientists interested in the area, but not actively working in it – e.g., speech therapists, neurologists, and cognitive psychologists
  • Chapters authored by world leaders in the field – the broadest, most expert coverage available


Product Details

  • Hardcover: 1188 pages
  • Publisher: Academic Press; 1 edition (September 15, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0124077943
  • ISBN-13: 978-0124077942

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