Language in the brain: The lures of holism

Willem J.M. Levelt

in A History of Psycholinguistics

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199653669
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191742040 | DOI:
Language in the brain: The lures of holism

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This chapter serves as a review of aphasiology, focusing on the theoretical views of the prominent figures of the time. These views are divided into localization and holism; this division further exists in both psychological and anatomical domains. The localization stance is where images, memories, or processes in certain circumscribed regions of the brain are localized. The holistic response, on the other hand, viewed any aphasic syndrome as the response of the entire person to some malfunction.

Keywords: aphasiology; localization; holism; anatomical domains; psychological domains; localization stance; circumscribed regions; brain; holistic response; aphasic syndrome

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Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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