1st Edition

The Biological Foundations of Gesture Motor and Semiotic Aspects

Edited By J. L. Nespoulous, P. Perron, A. R. Lecours Copyright 1986
    332 Pages
    by Psychology Press

    First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

    Introduction, The Neurological Substratum of Gestures and MotorActivity; Developmental Theories of Gesture; Pathological Manifestations of Gestural Behavior and Neurological Substratum PART I: THE NATURE AND FUNCTION OF GESTURES 1. Current Issues in the Study of Gesture 2. Gestures: Nature and Function PART II: THE NEUROLOGICAL SUBSTRATUM OF GESTURES AND MOTOR ACTIVITY 3. Brain Organization Underlying Orientation and Gestures: Normal and Pathological Cases 4. Lateral Differences in Gesture Production 5. From Movement to Gesture: Here and There as Determinants of Visually Guided Pointing 6. IPSI-Lateral Motor Control Study in a Total Callosal 7. The Eye in the Control of Attention PART III: DEVELOPMENTAL THEORIES OF GESTURE 8. Form, Significance and Psychological Potential of Hand Gestures of Infants 9. Some Implications of Lateralization for Developmental 10. The Impact of Visual-Spatial Information on the Development of Reading Proficiency in Deaf Children PART IV: THE PATHOLOGICAL MANIFESTATIONS OF GESTURAL BEHAVIOR 11. Standard Teaching on Apraxia 12. New Perspectives on Apraxia and Related 13. Central Communication Disorders in Deaf Signers 14. Deficits in Facial Expression and Movement as a Function of Brain Damage 15. Shrugging Shoulders, Frowning Eye-Brows, Smiling Agreement: Mimic and Gesture Communication in the Aphasic Experience


    Jean-Luc Nespoulous Universite de Montreal, Paul Perron University of Toronto , Andre Roch Lecours Universite de Montreal