Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Broca's Region
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Broca's Region

Yosef Grodzinsky and Katrin Amunts

Abstract

Broca's region has been in the news ever since scientists realized that particular cognitive functions could be localized to parts of the cerebral cortex. Its discoverer, Paul Broca, was one of the first researchers to argue for a direct connection between a concrete behavior—in this case, the use of language—and a specific cortical region. Today, Broca's region is perhaps the most famous part of the human brain, and for over a century, has persisted as the focus of intense research and numerous debates. The name has even penetrated mainstream culture through popular science and the theater. B ... More

Keywords: Paul Broca, language, cognitive mechanisms, neural tissue, brain function, cerebral cortex

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195177640
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177640.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yosef Grodzinsky, editor
McGill University

Katrin Amunts, editor

Contents

View:

I MATTERS ANATOMICAL

1 The Origin of Broca’s Area and Its Connections from an Ancestral Working Memory Network

Francisco Aboitiz, Ricardo García, Enzo Brunetti, and Conrado Bosman

II MATTERS LINGUISTIC

4 Weak Syntax

Sergey Avrutin

8 Treating Language Deficits in Broca’s Aphasia

Lewis P. Shapiro, and Cynthia K. Thompson

III MOTOR ASPECTS AND SIGN LANGUAGE

9 Broca’s Region: A Speech Area?

Luciano Fadiga, Laila Craighero, and Alice Roy

IV PSYCHOLINGUISTIC INVESTIGATIONS

12 Broca’s Area and Lexical-Semantic Processing

Stefano F. Cappa, and Daniela Perani

16 A Role for Broca’s Area Beyond Language Processing: Evidence from Neuropsychology and fMRI

Gereon R. Fink, Zina M. Manjaly, Klaas E. Stephan, Jennifer M. Gurd, Karl Zilles, Katrin Amunts, and John C. Marshall

17 Jölich Workshop Excerpts

yosef Grodzinsky, and Katrin Amunts

20 On Aphasia (1885)

Ludwig Lichtheim