Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Imaging Cortical Structure and Function: New Perspectives for Speech-Language Pathology

Author(s) Kenneth L Watkin
Volume 16
Number 3
Year 1992
Page(s) 181-198
Language English
Abstract The application of imaging technologies to the study of voice production, speech production, speech perception, language, and their associated pathologies is in its infant stages. The potential of imaging methodologies to provide important information on the functioning of the cerebral cortex during speech and language is enormous. Recent studies underscore the need to examine the regional activity of the cortex associated with specific speech and language pathologies. The focus of this report will be to provide a brief introduction to various types of imaging technologies that may be useful in the study of brain-behaviour relationships associated with speech and language performance along with some examples of current research applications using these technologies.

L'application des techniques d'imagerie à l'étude de la production de la voix et de la parole, de la perception du langage, du langage et de leurs pathologies en est encore à ses débuts. Les techniques d'imagerie offrent un potentiel énorme pour fournir d'importants renseignements sur le fonctionnement du cortex cérébral durant l'utilisation de la parole et du langage. Des études récentes soulignent la nécessité d'examiner l'activité régionale du cortex qui est liée à certaines pathologies de la parole et du langage. Cet article présente brièvement diverses techniques d'imagerie qui peuvent être utiles pour l'étude des rapports entre le cerveau et le comportement lors de la production verbale, et donne des exemples d'applications actuelles de la recherche à l'aide de ces techniques.
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