|Author/Contributor(s):||Brennan, Jonathan R|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA|
allow us to study brain activity non-invasively as people perform complex cognitive tasks like talking or reading. In this book, Jonathan Brennan shows how brain signals are connected with the intricate cognitive structures that underlie human language. Each chapter focuses on specific insights
including the neural codes for speech perception, meaning, and sentence structure. The book also explores larger themes such as how to connect abstract notions like knowing a language to concrete signals that are measured in a laboratory, and how to reconcile apparently conflicting pieces of data
that arise from different experiments. Written in an accessible, conversational style, and featuring a glossary of key terms, this slim guide will appeal to a wide range of readers interested in how the human brain allows us to use language.