Neuropsychology of Communication

  • Michela Balconi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. The Neuropsychology of Language and Communication

  3. Neuropragmatics. Psychophysiological, Neuropsychological and Cognitive Correlates

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Michela Balconi, Simona Amenta
      Pages 93-109
    3. Paolo Canal, Francesco Vespignani, Nicola Molinaro, Cristina Cacciari
      Pages 131-144
    4. Stefano F. Cappa
      Pages 145-155
  4. From Intentions to Nonverbal Communication

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 221-223

About this book


The volume focuses on the neuropsychological correlates of communication in daily interactions. The predominant account in explaining the construction of meaning by humans is the inter-relational perspective, which postulates an intentional convergence of meaning arising as a consequence of the active exchanges between people. The neural correlates of communication are described on the basis of new empirical results, with particular focus on language and language development, pragmatics and neuropragmatics of communication, neurocognition and the cognitive bases of intentions, nonverbal communication and emotion contribution to communicative systems. In addition, new methodological approaches are described, such as neuroimaging (PET and fMRI), and brain stimulation techniques (MEG and TMS), as well as their applications in research and in the clinical field.


ERPs MEG TMS communication fMRI intentions language language development linguistics neurocognition neuroimaging neuropragmatics neuropsychology physiology psychology

Editors and affiliations

  • Michela Balconi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyCatholic University of MilanMilanItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Milan 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-1583-8
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-1584-5
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