Reading Via a New Functional Pathway in an Acquired Dyslexia

  • Gregory V. Jones
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 28)


Studies of brain plasticity in infrahuman animals have the advantage over corresponding work with human subjects of affording in general a greater degree of experimental control. Conversely, however, work with human subjects allows analysis of behavioural manifestations of the cognitive processes involved in learning and memory to be conducted in considerably greater detail than would otherwise be possible. The potential elaborateness of such analyses perhaps reaches its apogee in the case of language. Language behaviour therefore provides a particularly appropriate domain within which to investigate mechanisms of functional recovery from the effects of damage to the human brain.


Left Hemisphere Normal Reading Brain Damage Lexical Entry Functional Pathway 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gregory V. Jones
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of BristolBristolEngland

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