Some New Prospects for Neurophysiological Research on Disorders of Perception and Language

  • Eric H. Lenneberg
  • Linda Chapanis Fox
Part of the Topics in Cognitive Development book series (TOPCOGDEV, volume 2)


In a recently created section of neuropsychology at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center (Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry), we have begun to investigate certain pathological interactions between different sensory modalities as well as between sensory and motor activities. Although we have so far worked only with adult patients with acquired neurological disease, our preliminary findings suggest that similar research on children with given congenital abnormalities may provide insight into learning difficulties, particularly in the area of reading. We have just begun these investigations. We allude to them here because they have provided the motivation for the speculations that form the basis for this contribution and because they readily lead to further thoughts à la Piaget about the nature of space and time concepts and symbolization.


Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Dyslexic Child Body Schema Simultaneous Stimulation Extrapersonal Space 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eric H. Lenneberg
    • 1
  • Linda Chapanis Fox
    • 2
  1. 1.Late of Cornell UniversityIthacaUSA
  2. 2.Department of HealthState of HawaiiHonoluluUSA

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