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Information Sources

Considerable further detail is provided in

Sydney Lamb, Pathways of the Brain: The Neurocognitive Basis of Language. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Co., 1999.
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Other imporant sources of information are listed below, under References, following this brief guide:

Cortical Columns. The book by Vernon Mountcastle (1998) is very important, a basic source for information about these basic units of cortical structure.

Evidence from Brain Damage. Some of the best evidence for the locations of the various linguistic subsystems comes from the study of brain-damaged patients. Good neurological treatments include those of Goodglass (1993) and Benson and Ardila (1996).

Neuroscience. A good survey of neuroscience, from brain anatomy to the structures and functions of neurons and their components, is provided by Purves et al. (1997).


Some Internet Sources:

The HOPES Brain Tutorial: A guided tour of the brain and its parts. (Click here).

Eric Chudler, "Oh Say Can You Say": The Brain and Language (a fun introduction to neurolinguistic concepts). (Click here).

Mark Dubin, Brodmann Areas in the Human Brain with an Emphasis on Vision and Language. (Click here).

Neuroscience Tutorial, Washington University School of Medicine. An illustrated guide to the essential basics of clinical neuroscience created in conjunction with the first-year course for medical students. (Click here).

Bert Peeters, Does cognitive linguistics live up to its name? (Click here).

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