What the Hands Reveal about the Brain


What the Hands Reveal About the Brain provides dramatic evidence that language is not limited to hearing and speech, that there are primary linguistic systems passed down from one generation of deaf people to the next, which have been forged into antonomous languages and are not derived front spoken languages.

Table of Contents

  1. Series Foreword
  2. Preface and Acknowledgments
  3. Introduction
  4. 1. Preliminaries: Language in a Visual Modality
  5. 2. The Neural Substrate for Language
  6. 3. Signers with Strokes: Left-Hemisphere Lesions
  7. 4. Language across Left-Lesioned Signers
  8. 5. Signers with Strokes: Right-Hemisphere Lesions
  9. 6. Apraxia and Sign Aphasia
  10. 7. Visuospatial Nonlanguage Capacity
  11. 8. Spatialized Syntax, Spatial Mapping, and Modality
  12. Appendix: Notation
  13. References
  14. Index