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Neuroimaging in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Roger J. Ingham
243 pages, Color Illustrations (4 Color), Hardcover, 8.5 x 11"
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There can be little doubt that the huge developments in brain imaging technology over the past 15 years have opened up a whole new vista of possibilities for the assessment and treatment of human communication disorders. At issue of course is whether those possibilities are being realized and what form of influence this will have on the field speech-language pathology and hearing disorders in the immediate future. The rate of development in neuroimaging is so rapid that it is almost impossible to predict very far into the future in trying to understand this influence. Nonetheless, it is now becoming clear that the availability of technologies that make it possible to investigate, even in real time, the neural regions and systems that are functionally related disorders is having a transforming impact on the discipline. In this series we have brought together some of the principal researchers in our discipline and who are working at the “cutting edge” in applying neuroimaging to communication disorders.


  • Ryan C. Branski, PhD (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center), Ear & Hearing (2008):
    "... This volume is long overdue and will serve as a convenient desk reference for a vast audience."

  • Introduction Roger J. Ingham
  • Contributors
  • Chapter One: Neuroimaging of Normal Speech Production Frank H. Guenter
  • Chapter Two: Neuroimaging Contributions to Developmental Stuttering Theory and Treatment Roger J. Ingham, Matthew Cykowski, Janis C. Ingham, and Peter T. Fox
  • Chapter Three: Brain Imaging of Voice, Swallowing, and Other Upper Airway Functions Christy L. Ludlow, Torrey Loucks, Kristina Simonyan, and Soren Lowell
  • Chapter Four: The Neural Substrates of Apraxia of Speech as Uncovered by Brain Imaging: A Critical Review Donald A. Robin, Adam Jacks, and Amy E. Ramage
  • Chapter Five: Has Imaging Advanced the Science in Aphasiology? A Critical Review of Neuroimaging Research in Acquired Adult Language Disorders Amy E. Ramage, Swathi Kiran, and Donald A. Robin
  • Chapter Six: Auditory Neuroscience: Clinical Trends Relative to Audiology Frank E. Musiek, Jeffrey Weihing, and Jennifer Brooke Shinn
  • Index

About The Author

Roger J. Ingham

Roger Ingham, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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