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Yosef Grodzinsky and Katrin Amunts

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195177640

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177640.001.0001

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On Affections of Speech from Disease of the Brain (1878–1879)

On Affections of Speech from Disease of the Brain (1878–1879)

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(p.305) 19 On Affections of Speech from Disease of the Brain (1878–1879)
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Broca's Region
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John Hughlings-Jackson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177640.003.0019

This chapter presents a paper by John Hughlings–Jackson, the British neurologist best known for his description of epileptic convulsions. Hughlings–Jackson wrote a series of papers in which he argued that language is not localizable in any specific area of the cerebral cortex. His writings on aphasia, published from the mid-1870s on, represent the first attack on the localizationist school from an antimodular point of view—one that views cognitive deficits as a domain-general “asymbolia”.

Keywords:   Broca's region, John Hughlings–Jackson, neurologist, epileptic convulsions, aphasia

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