Paul Broca and the Origins of Language in the Brain

Plural Publishing
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Undergraduate and graduate students as well as practicing professionals and clinicians in psychology, neurolinguistics, cognitive psychology, communication science and disorders, neurology, neurosurgery, neuropsychiatry, nursing and health-related professions, and philosophy of science will be interested in this book. It both honors the life and work of Pierre-Paul Broca, and in doing so, also honors the many French brains that paved the way for the development of the neurosciences.
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Dr. LaPointe currently holds the appointment of an endowed Chair, the Francis Eppes Professor of Communication Science and Disorders at Florida State University. He also has faculty appointments in the Program of Neuroscience and the College of Medicine at this university and is Co-Director of the Neurolinguistic-Neurocognitive Research Center at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. Dr. LaPointe has published five books, 40 book chapters and more than ninety scientific papers in journals and has presented more than four hundred invited lectures in Europe, South America, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. Dr. LaPointe has been studying the disorders of the brain as a clinician, researcher and teacher for many years, advocating the importance of therapy for those with communication disorders resulting from various causes. His cross-institutional, cooperative research in the 1980's helped establish the effectiveness of therapy for aphasia and stroke victims. Dr. LaPointe holds a doctorate degree.

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Plural Publishing
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Published on
Sep 1, 2012
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Pages
390
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ISBN
9781597566049
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology
Medical / Audiology & Speech Pathology
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This remarkable atlas is essential reading for graduate and undergraduate students in speech-language pathology, audiology, and communication sciences. It will also greatly benefit clinicians who need to understand the crucial connection between neuroanatomy and functional systems when treating people with communication disorders. It should be on the bookshelf of every practicing clinician or student who deals with brain-based disorders.

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A beautifully illustrated atlas that provides robust speech-language pathology and audiology learning tools

Atlas of Neuroanatomy for Communication Science and Disorders, Second Edition, is based on the award-winning textbook Atlas of Anatomy and the work of Michael Schuenke, Erik Schulte, and Udo Schumacher. The updated text reflects advances in neuroscience and invaluable insights from Leonard L. LaPointe, one of the foremost teachers and practitioners in the field of brain-based communication disorders today. The book features beautiful illustrations from the recently published second edition of the Schuenke atlases and new content on cognition, higher cortical function, the spinal cord, structural damage, and clinic-pathological effects.

Divided into seven chapters, the book is presented in a logical framework, starting with a concise, illustrated overview of anatomy of the brain and nervous system. This approach ensures mastery of introductory concepts before readers move on to more advanced material. The text covers traditional acquired speech-language conditions such as aphasia and neuromotor speech disorders, cognition and swallowing disorders, communication impairments caused by traumatic brain injury, multisystem blast injuries, and degenerative disorders of the nervous system.

Key HighlightsMore than 450 exquisitely rendered full-color illustrations delineate basic anatomy and physiology, multiple visual perspectives, and impacted and interrelated body structuresDescriptive legends and text bridge the gap between neuroanatomic principles and clinical applicationsTables, charts, and concise text clearly detail the role of anatomical structures in normal communication and what happens when they dysfunction

This remarkable atlas is essential reading for graduate and undergraduate students in speech-language pathology, audiology, and communication sciences. It will also greatly benefit clinicians who need to understand the crucial connection between neuroanatomy and functional systems when treating people with communication disorders. It should be on the bookshelf of every practicing clinician or student who deals with brain-based disorders.

Rapid advances in neural imaging, particularly in regard to neural plasticity and brain changes, have resulted in an evolving neurorehabilitation paradigm for aphasia and related language disorders. Aphasia and Related Neurogenic Language Disorders has been adopted worldwide as a text for aphasia courses. This new 5th edition by Leonard LaPointe and Julie Stierwalt encompasses state-of-the-art concepts and approaches from an impressive cadre of experts who work in research labs, classrooms, clinics, and hospitals-including the world-renowned Mayo Clinic.

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Key Features:

A new chapter on neuroanatomical basics features exquisite illustrationsAn in-depth look at neurogenic communication disorders from Mayo Clinic provides firsthand insights on treating patients in an acute care hospital settingDiscussion and test questions, case studies, and clinical pearls offer invaluable didactic guidanceA chapter on expanded traumatic brain injury covers blast injuries and multisystem injuries

This is the most comprehensive yet concise resource on aphasia and related disorders available today. New legions of speech language pathology students, residents, course directors, and practitioners will discover a remarkable guide on the treatment of communication disorders.

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