Subcortical Functions in Language and Memory

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Guilford Press, 1992 - Psychology - 374 pages
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This volume is the first single-authored volume devoted to understanding how deep brain structures participate in language and memory. Addressing a relatively new area of research, the book is unique in two ways. First, it comprehensively covers both language and memory not only with extensive literature reviews, but also with examinations of the anatomy of the structures involved and discussions of theory in light of empirical data. Second, the book takes a systems approach to the topics. In order to produce and understand language or to record and retrieve memories, different parts of the brain must operate as integrated systems. As subcortical structures are parts of these systems, this book endeavors to understand how these phylogenetically older structures contribute to systems responsible for communication and mnestic functions. Designed to facilitate this end, each of the book's sections follows a neuroanatomy-empirical data-theory format.

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Subcortical Neuroanatomy and Language
The Basal Ganglia and Subcortical White Matter
The Thalamus in Language
Theories of Subcortical Functions in Language
Subcortical Neuroanatomy and Memory
The Diencephalon in Memory
The Basal Forebrain and the Basal Ganglia
Subcortical Functions and Memory Theories

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Bruce Crosson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Known internationally for his theoretical work on subcortical aphasia, he has also authored a number of book chapters and journal articles on such topics as memory deficits after head injury, language deficits after brain damage, and rehabilitation. In April of 1991, he was recognized by the graduate students in his department who honored him with the Hugh C. Davis Award for Excellence in Psychotherapy Supervision.

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