The Frontal Brain And Language
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Intended for the interested medical or neuroscience student, this short book reviews the history of explorations into a neuroanatomy of language. From the 1860s to today, the production and interpretation of words, words, words has engaged clinical and scientific thinking. To tell that story, Miyawaki enlists miniature biographies, illustrative cases, and portraits of seminal research. Along the way, he discusses the evaluation of language at the bedside of a patient and the pertinent neuroanatomy, with particular interest in how and what we hear. The Frontal Brain and Language is a conversation about how humans try to communicate, sometimes with success.