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Language and action in cognitive neuroscience.


Language and action in cognitive neuroscience.

Ed. by Yann Coello and Angela Bartolo.

Psychology Press


357 pages



Contemporary topics in cognitive neuroscience


For academics, students, and professionals in cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, neuroscience, psycholinguistics, and philosophy, Coello and Bartolo (cognitive psychology and neuropsychology, U. of Lille, France) assemble 17 chapters that consider the ways cognitive and neural processes are responsible for language processing, focusing on the link between action and language and the contribution of the motor system to language perception and comprehension. Cognitive psychologists, neuroscientists, and other researchers from Europe, New Zealand, and the US discuss embodied cognition, communication, and the language faculty; the idea that language evolved mainly from a repertoire of manual gestures; experimental studies of the processing of action-related words and sentences; the role of action in language acquisition; the issue of the integration of spatial relationships in verbal description and motor behavior; and features common to both language and action, with discussion of brain-damaged and autistic individuals. Psychology Press is an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group.

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Title Annotation:Contemporary Topics in Cognitive Neuroscience
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Date:Apr 1, 2013
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