Advances in cognitive science are leading to new knowledge of human language development and its underlying mechanisms. The contributions in this book apply recent advances in neurobiology, developmental neuropathology behavioral neurology, psycholinguistics, and computational models of learning and cognition to outstanding questions about the acquisition of language in humans, with special emphasis on dyslexia and related developmental disorders.
The formal approach to developmental disorders of cognition presented here promises to help answer outstanding questions about human linguistic disposition, language acquisition, developmental deviance, diversity, and breakdown.
Albert M. Galaburda, M.D., is Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Dyslexia Neuroanatomical Laboratory at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. He collaborated with Norman Geschwind on Cerebral Lateralization. From Reading to Neurons is included in the series Issues in the Biology of Language and Cognition, edited by John P. Marshall. A Bradford Book