Big ''housing'' problem and a trace of neuroimaging: Broca's area is more than a transformation center
Journal/Book: Behav Brain Sci. 2000; 23: 40 West 20Th Street, New York, NY 10011-4211, USA. Cambridge Univ Press. 42+.
Abstract: Grodzinsky presents interesting data on Broca's aphasia, but because of obsolete ideas about neurofunctional organization and an inadequate review of the neuroimaging literature, he fails to put these date into perspective. Rather than supporting a specific linguistic function of Broca's area, the findings should be viewed in terms of working memory functions of the inferior frontal cortex.
Note: Editorial Muller RA, Univ Calif San Diego, Dept Cognit Sci, La Jolla,CA 92093 USA
Keyword(s): POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY; WORKING-MEMORY; FUNCTIONAL-ANATOMY; LEFT HEMISPHERECTOMY; WORD GENERATION; BLOOD-FLOW; PET; MRI; SPEECH; COMPREHENSION