Brain Organization of Language and Cognitive Processes

  • Alfredo Ardila
  • Feggy Ostrosky-Solis

Part of the Critical Issues in Neuropsychology book series (CINP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Theoretical and Technical Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robert E. Hanlon, Jason W. Brown
      Pages 3-15
    3. Sidney J. Segalowitz
      Pages 61-81
  3. Development and Dissolution of Language

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Lyda Mejia, Jorge Eslava-Cobos
      Pages 85-105
    3. Jeffrey L. Cummings, D. Frank Benson
      Pages 107-120
  4. Oral and Written Language Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Hugh W. Buckingham
      Pages 123-145
    3. Alfredo Ardila, Monica Rosselli, Oscar Pinzon
      Pages 147-175
    4. Alfredo Ardila, Maria Victoria Lopez, Eugenia Solano
      Pages 177-193
  5. Basal Ganglia and Cognitive Activity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Feggy Ostrosky-Solis, Ignacio Madrazo, Rene Drucker-Colin, Luis Quintanar
      Pages 197-218
    3. Roberto A. Prado-Alcalá
      Pages 219-226
  6. Recovery from Brain Damage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 253-256

About this book


Neuropsychology has presented a particularly formidable array of devel­ opments during recent years. The number of methods, theoretical ap­ proaches, and publications has been steadily increasing, permitting a step-by-step approach to a deeper understanding of the tremendously complex relationships existing between brain and behavior. This volume was planned as a collection of papers that, in one way or another, present new research and clinical perspectives or interpretations about brain-behavior relationships. Some chapters present new research in specific topics, others summarize the evidence for a particular the­ oretical position, and others simply review the area and suggest new perspectives of research. Consistent with the spirit in which the book was planned, the authors present and propose new avenues for developing neuropsychology and understanding the organization of cognitive activity. Part I is devoted to basic theoretical and technical approaches in studying brain organization of cognitive processes. Hanlon and Brown ("Microgenesis: Historical Review and Current Studies") present an over­ view of some clinical and experimental work from the standpoint of mi­ crogenetic theory. Microgenesis is considered to be the structural devel­ opment of a cognition through qualitatively different stages. The authors discuss the growing dissatisfaction with both the old center and pathway theories and the newer modular or componental accounts. They also ex­ plore how micro genesis can be extended to the interpretation of symp­ toms of brain damage in developing a structural model of hierarchic levels through which the process of cognitive function unfolds.


behavior brain cognition neuropsychology psychology

Editors and affiliations

  • Alfredo Ardila
    • 1
  • Feggy Ostrosky-Solis
    • 2
  1. 1.Miami Institute of PsychologyMiamiUSA
  2. 2.National Autonomous University of MexicoMexico D.F.Mexico

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8088-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-0799-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1572-4565
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