Limit search to available items
Book Cover
E-book

Title Language lateralization and psychosis / edited by Iris E.C. Sommer, René S. Kahn
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009
Online access available from:
Cambridge Core    View Resource Record  

Copies

Description 1 online resource (ix, 204 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Series Cambridge medicine
Cambridge medicine (Series)
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Preface; Section 1 Asymmetry, handedness and language lateralization; Section 2 Language lateralization and psychosis; Index
Summary In 1861 Paul Broca discovered that, in most individuals, the left hemisphere of the brain is dominant for language. Taking language as an example, the first part of this book explains the normal development of bodily asymmetry and lateralization, its association with hand preference, genetic aspects, geographical differences and the influence of gender. The coverage then moves on to review the association between language lateralization and psychosis, describing findings in patients with schizophrenia to suggest the dominant hemisphere may fail to completely inhibit the language areas in the non-dominant half. The language allowed to 'release' from the right hemisphere can lead to psychotic symptoms including auditory verbal hallucinations and formal thought disorder. This book should be read by psychiatrists, neurologists and neuroscientists working in the field of psychosis and other brain scientists interested in laterality
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 194-196) and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Laterality.
Cerebral dominance -- Psychological aspects
Neurolinguistics.
Schizophrenia -- Physiological aspects.
Auditory hallucinations.
Schizophrenics -- Language.
Verbal behavior.
Functional Laterality
Schizophrenic Language
Verbal Behavior
MEDICAL -- Neuroscience.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Neuropsychology.
Verbal behavior
Schizophrenics -- Language
Auditory hallucinations
Laterality
Neurolinguistics
Schizophrenia -- Physiological aspects
langage -- latéralité -- psychose.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Sommer, Iris E. C.
Kahn, René S.
ISBN 9780511534461
0511534469
9780511576744
0511576749
0511738765
9780511738760
1107200075
9781107200074
1283331217
9781283331210
0511534159
9780511534157
9786613331212
661333121X
0511532865
9780511532863
0511531958
9780511531958
0511533772
9780511533778