The Handbook of Cognition provides a definitive synthesis of the most up-to-date and advanced work in cognitive psychology in a single volume. The editors have gathered together a team of world-leading researchers in specialist areas of the field, both traditional and `hot' new areas, to present a benchmark - in terms of theoretical insight and advances in methodology - of the discipline. This book contains a thorough overview of the most significant and current research in cognitive psychology that will serve this academic community like no other volume.
Chapter 17: The Cognitive Neuropsychology of Language
The best-known model in the cognitive neuropsychology of language is no doubt the Wernicke-Lichtheim model (Wernicke, 1874; Lichtheim, 1885). According to this model, auditory word representations that are essential to language comprehension are represented in a posterior left hemisphere brain region termed Wernicke's area, whereas the motor word representations that are essential to language production are represented in an anterior left hemisphere brain region termed Broca's area. Both areas connect to a more distributed, less localized concept center, which contains the semantic representations for words. Damage to Broca's area spares comprehension but disrupts speech production, resulting in slow, labored articulation. Damage to Wernicke's area disrupts comprehension but spares production in terms of fluency. ...