Resources on Language and the Brain


Basic resources on langauge and the brain/neurolinguistics

Resources on hemispheric specialization and split-brain studies

Resources on aphasia

Resources on brain anatomy and the evolution of the human brain



Basic resources on language and the brain

LSA: Language and the Brain

Language and the Brain – created as a class project by students at Princeton basic information on Language and the Brain

“Oh Say Can You Say – The Brain and Language” Neuroscience for kids – includes basic information on language and the brain and animal communication

William H. Calvin and Derek Bickerton, Lingua ex Machina: Reconciling Darwin and Chomsky with the human brain (MIT Press, 2000) On-line book about the relationship between linguistic theory and evolution


Resources on hemispheric specialization and split-brain studies

Try it at home! – Hemispheric specialization experiment to try on your friends

Handedness and Brain Lateralization – an introduction to hemispheric specialization

Information on Split Brain studies from Macalester College


Resources on aphasia

National Aphasia Association – learn about aphasia

Aphasia Hope Foundation

Recent research on Aphasia from the National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders 

How can I communicate with a relative who’s had a stroke?from the LSA

Harold Goodglass Aphasia Research Center at Boston University 

Links on aphasia from MedLinePlus from the National Library of Medicine

Broca's original 1861 article "Remarks on the Seat of the Faculty of Articulated Language, 

Following an Observation of Aphemia (Loss of Speech)" from "Classics inPsychology" by translated by Christopher D. Green York U. also his article “Loss of speech, chronic softening and partial destruction of the anterior left lobe of the brain” translated by C. D. Green.


Resources on the structure and evolution of the human brain

Comparative Mammal Brain Collections - from the University of Wisconsin, Michigan State University and the National Museum of Health and Medicine

The secret life of the brain PBS series

Virtual Hospital – The Human Brain: Dissections of the Real Brain

Evolution of language from 

Languages pages from ThinkQuest Replicators page on evolution 

Machine and Mind on brain organization and artificial intelligence created for a class on “Science for the 21st century” at Syracuse University

The Whole Brain Atlas - a site from Harvard with images of healthy 

brains and brains with lesions (among others)

PET Brain Atlas - from the Crump Institute for Biological Imaging at UCLA