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Title: Electrophysiology in the study of developmental language impairments: Prospects and challenges for a top-down approach
Author: Colin Phillips
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Homepage: http://www.ling.umd.edu/colin/
Institution: University of Maryland
Linguistic Field: Cognitive Science; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics
Abstract: There is a good deal of interest in the application of neurocognitive techniques to investigate the underpinnings of developmental language impairments (DLIs). Electrophysiological techniques such as electroencephalography and magnetoencephalography offer the promise of the ability to track brain activity with precision in time and space. This article describes a number of findings from studies of normal adults and children that are relevant to neurocognitive studies of developmental language impairments and outlines a series of challenges that should be met in order for electrophysiological measures to realize their promise.

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This article appears IN Applied Psycholinguistics Vol. 26, Issue 1.

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