Anomia: Neuroanatomical and Cognitive Correlates by Harold Goodglass, Arthur Wingfield

By Harold Goodglass, Arthur Wingfield

Anomia is the shortcoming to entry spoken names for items, most of the time linked to the aged or people with mind harm to the left hemisphere. Anomia deals the state of the art overview of issues of naming, written through stated specialists from world wide, approached from either scientific and theoretical viewpoints. Goodglass, identified world wide for his study in aphasia and speech pathology, edits this primary publication dedicated completely to naming and its issues. Wingfield is understood for his vintage reports of lexical processing in aphasic and general audio system. The ebook contains entire literature experiences, a precis of appropriate study information, in addition to astudy of contemporary advances in cognitive research and anatomic findings. Anomia is an immensely necessary paintings for all these focused on the learn of language, rather these in cognitive neuroscience, neurology, speech pathology, and linguistics.

  • Devoted totally to naming and its disorders
  • Includes up to date descriptions of advances in cognitive analysis
  • Contains methods from either medical and theoretical viewpoints
  • Brings jointly the head researchers from the united states, England, and Italy

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THE PSYCHOLOGICAL AND NEURAL COMPONENTS OF NAMING Stage Analysis—General considerations The search for modularity—that is, a decomposition into functionally independent subprocesses concerned with different codes or operations— has been accepted as a guiding principle of cognitive science and cognitive neuroscience. It has been suggested that all complex systems actually require a parcellation of tasks into subprocesses (Simon, 1962; see also Raff, 1996, pp. 325ff; Riedl, 1978). More recently, neural network theory has provided a more detailed justification for this, suggesting that tasks ultimately become decomposed into subprocesses through dynamic competition in connectionist architectures (Jacobs, Jordan, & Barto, 1991; Polk & Farah, 1995).

This is partly because many of these variables are highly intercorrelated, and partly because most studies have only examined subsets of the relevant variables, and not necessarily under all the conditions that might be expected to show their influence. Also, many reported studies have simply lacked the statistical power to either rule in or rule out a role for any particular variable. As expected from even an intuitive understanding of the naming task, variables of influence can be roughly grouped into visual variables, variables related to object properties, and variables related to the name itself.

1996; Ojemann, Ojemann, Lettich, & Berger, 1989); transcranial magnetic stimulation (cf. , 1994); and even some single-unit data (Ojemann, Creutzfeld, Lettich, & Haglund, 1988). , Wang, Tanaka, & Tanifuji, 1996). These various neuroscience methods, coupled with appropriate behavioral task sophistication and interpretative cautions (Sarter, Berntson, & Cacioppo, 1996), permit a form of direct access to the internal stages and processes involved in naming that complements the internal access available through behavioral methods.

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