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Fink, G R; Manjaly, Z M; Stephan, K E; Gurd, J M; Zilles, K; Amunts, K; Marshall, J C (2006). A role for Broca's area beyond language processing: Evidence from neuropsychology and fMRI. In: Grodzinsky, Y; Amunts, K. Broca's Region. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 254-269.

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Broca's area (or, more generally, the left inferior frontal region) is implicated in many language and language-related tasks. This chapter addresses the question of whether it is legitimate to move from this assertion (supported by very large numbers of lesion studies and functional neuroimaging experiments) to the theoretical claim that the exclusive (or even the core) specialization of Broca's area is the mediation of language functions. It shows that particular neuroanatomical regions, including Broca's area, change their functions consequent upon the simultaneous activation of other regions that are effectively connected to a given region.

Abstract

Broca's area (or, more generally, the left inferior frontal region) is implicated in many language and language-related tasks. This chapter addresses the question of whether it is legitimate to move from this assertion (supported by very large numbers of lesion studies and functional neuroimaging experiments) to the theoretical claim that the exclusive (or even the core) specialization of Broca's area is the mediation of language functions. It shows that particular neuroanatomical regions, including Broca's area, change their functions consequent upon the simultaneous activation of other regions that are effectively connected to a given region.

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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Economics
08 University Research Priority Programs > Foundations of Human Social Behavior: Altruism and Egoism
Dewey Decimal Classification:170 Ethics
330 Economics
Language:English
Date:2006
Deposited On:31 Oct 2011 12:26
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:03
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISBN:978-0-1951-7764-0
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177640.001.0001
Official URL:http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/view/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177640.001.0001/acprof-9780195177640-chapter-16
Related URLs:http://opac.nebis.ch/F/?local_base=NEBIS&con_lng=GER&func=find-b&find_code=SYS&request=004822523

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