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The Languages of the Brain

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$100.00 • £80.95 • €90.00

ISBN 9780674007727

Publication Date: 12/15/2002


432 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

13 halftones, 18 line illustrations, 3 tables, 8 boxes

Mind/Brain/Behavior Initiative


  • Preface
  • Introduction [Albert M. Galaburda, Stephen M. Kosslyn, and Yves Christen]
  • Part I. Verbal Representation
    • Section 1. Verbal Processes
      • 1. The Neuroanatomy of Categories [Albert M. Galaburda]
      • 2. The Neurological Organization of Some Language-Processing Constituents [Edgar Zurif]
      • 3. Brain Organization for Syntactic Processing [David Caplan, Nathaniel Alpert, and Gloria Waters]
      • 4. Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Phonological and Semantic Processes [Jean-François Démonet and Guillaume Thierry]
      • Discussion: Section 1
    • Section 2. Verbal Content
      • 5. Can Mental Content Explain Behavior? [Pierre Jacob]
      • 6. Deference and Indexicality [François Recanati]
      • 7. How Is Conceptual Knowledge Organized in the Brain? Clues from Category-Specific Deficits [Alfonso Caramazza]
      • 8. Discourse Structure, Intentions, and Intonation [Barbara J. Grosz]
      • Discussion: Section 2
    • Section 3. Verbal Variants
      • 9. Second Language Learners and Understanding the Brain [Catherine E. Snow]
      • 10. In Praise of Functional Psychology [Frank Ramus and Jacques Mehler]
      • 11. Verbal and Nonverbal Representations of Numbers in the Human Brain [Stanislas Dehaene]
      • Discussion: Section 3
  • Part II. Nonverbal Representation
    • Section 4. Perception and Language
      • 12. Visual and Language Area Interactions during Mental Imagery [Bernard Mazoyer, Emmanuel Mellet, and Nathalie Tzourio]
      • 13. Can the Human Brain Construct Visual Mental Images from Linguistic Inputs? [Michel Denis]
      • 14. Making Area V1 Glow in Visual Imagery [Denis Le Bihan, Isabelle Klein, and Michiko Dohi]
      • 15. Developing Knowledge of Space: Core Systems and New Combinations [Elizabeth S. Spelke]
      • Discussion: Section 4
    • Section 5: Visual and Motor Representations
      • 16. Einstein’s Mental Images: The Role of Visual, Spatial, and Motoric Representations [Stephen M. Kosslyn]
      • 17. Spatial Memory during Navigation: What Is Being Stored, Maps or Movements? [Alain Berthoz, Isabelle Viaud-Delmon, and Simon Lambrey]
      • 18. Naturalization of Mental States and Personal Identity [Marc Jeannerod]
      • 19. Using Nonverbal Representations of Behavior: Perceiving Sexual Orientation [Nalini Ambady and Mark Hallahan]
      • Discussion: Section 5
    • Section 6: Representations in the World
      • 20. The Gap between Seeing and Drawing [Nigel Holmes]
      • 21. Rethinking Images and Metaphors: New Geometries as Key to Artistic and Scientific Revolutions [Rhonda Roland Shearer]
      • 22. Eliciting Mental Models through Imagery [Gerald Zaltman]
      • 23. Creation, Art, and the Brain [Jean-Pierre Changeux]
      • Discussion: Section 6
  • Contributors
  • Index

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