The Resource A Brain for Speech : A View from Evolutionary Neuroanatomy, by Francisco Aboitiz, (electronic resource)

A Brain for Speech : A View from Evolutionary Neuroanatomy, by Francisco Aboitiz, (electronic resource)

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A Brain for Speech : A View from Evolutionary Neuroanatomy
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A Brain for Speech
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A View from Evolutionary Neuroanatomy
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by Francisco Aboitiz
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eng
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This book discusses evolution of the human brain, the origin of speech and language. It covers past and present perspectives on the contentious issue of the acquisition of the language capacity. Divided into two parts, this insightful work covers several characteristics of the human brain including the language-specific network, the size of the human brain, its lateralization of functions and interhemispheric integration, in particular the phonological loop. Aboitiz argues that it is the phonological loop that allowed us to increase our vocal memory capacity and to generate a shared semantic space that gave rise to modern language. The second part examines the neuroanatomy of the monkey brain, vocal learning birds like parrots, emergent evidence of vocal learning capacities in mammals, mirror neurons, and the ecological and social context in which speech evolved in our early ancestors. This book's interdisciplinary topic will appeal to scholars of psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, biology and history
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Aboitiz, Francisco
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  • QP351-495
  • QP360-360.7
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non fiction
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  • Psychology
  • Historical linguistics
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Neuropsychology
  • Psychobiology
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Psychology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Biological Psychology
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Historical Linguistics
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A Brain for Speech : A View from Evolutionary Neuroanatomy, by Francisco Aboitiz, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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Introduction: The beginning of words -- 1. Pandora’s box -- 2. A matter of size -- 3. Broken symmetry -- 4. Bridging hemispheres -- 5. A loop for speech -- 6. Monkey brain, human brain -- 7. Grasping mirrors -- 8. Of birds and men -- 9. Talking heads -- 10. Taming ourselves -- Epilogue
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XXIV, 505 p. 22 illus.
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9781137540607
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computer
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10.1057/978-1-137-54060-7
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online resource.
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-1-137-54060-7
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A Brain for Speech : A View from Evolutionary Neuroanatomy, by Francisco Aboitiz, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The beginning of words -- 1. Pandora’s box -- 2. A matter of size -- 3. Broken symmetry -- 4. Bridging hemispheres -- 5. A loop for speech -- 6. Monkey brain, human brain -- 7. Grasping mirrors -- 8. Of birds and men -- 9. Talking heads -- 10. Taming ourselves -- Epilogue
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XXIV, 505 p. 22 illus.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137540607
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-54060-7
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-1-137-54060-7

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