Thursday, September 10, 2009

Physics of Life Reviews

I have a new review paper on the functional anatomy of language coming out in a journal called Physics of Life Reviews published by Elsevier. Before I was invited to contribute an article I had never heard of this journal but after looking through a few issues I found that it is pretty interesting. The articles are intended for a broad audience and cover everything from neural coding to computational modeling of pandemic influenza outbreaks. In the last couple of years, language issues have been appearing fairly regularly (see sample references below). What I particularly like about the format is that authors are not restricted to x journal pages and are allowed to develop their arguments fully so that hopefully the reader can get an accessible and thorough overview of the issues. It is definitely worth checking out...

EDELMAN, S., & WATERFALL, H. (2007). Behavioral and computational aspects of language and its acquisition Physics of Life Reviews, 4 (4), 253-277 DOI: 10.1016/j.plrev.2007.10.001

Frye, R., Rezaie, R., & Papanicolaou, A. (2009). Functional neuroimaging of language using magnetoencephalography Physics of Life Reviews, 6 (1), 1-10 DOI: 10.1016/j.plrev.2008.08.001

Hickok, G. (2009). The functional neuroanatomy of language Physics of Life Reviews DOI: 10.1016/j.plrev.2009.06.001

Masataka, N. (2009). The origins of language and the evolution of music: A comparative perspective Physics of Life Reviews, 6 (1), 11-22 DOI: 10.1016/j.plrev.2008.08.003

PIATTELLIPALMARINI, M., & URIAGEREKA, J. (2008). Still a bridge too far? Biolinguistic questions for grounding language on brains Physics of Life Reviews, 5 (4), 207-224 DOI: 10.1016/j.plrev.2008.07.002

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