Advances in brain imaging, neurophysiology, and computer analysis and modeling provide substantial recent advances in understanding the neurological basis of human language. The property of language, a phenomenon unique to human beings, has an increasingly identifiable underlying cerebral architecture, providing cogent models for understanding clinical and experimental paradigms. This chapter explores the neurological basis for language, reviewing different models and perspectives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAnimal Models of Speech and Language Disorders
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781461484004, 1461483999, 9781461483991
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013


  • Broca's area
  • Language
  • Speech
  • Speech production
  • Wernicke's area

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)


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