Brain Control of Behaviour
This book looks at the brain control of psychomotor purposeful action and in particular speech through findings obtained from a new methodology developed by the author. The ‘Multiple-Delayed-Reaction Verbochronometry’ or MDRV can be applied in normal and pathological conditions and includes an analysis of verbal reading reactions and picture naming. Both latency times and duration of the responses (acousticograms and oromandibular electromyograms) are measured as mean values from a series of 12 trials. MDRV can be employed in a wide variety of scientific disciplines such as neurology in the diagnosis of dementia, psychiatry in determining schizophrenia and depressive disorders, and neurosurgery in evaluating the damage exerted by tumors. It can also be used in the field of phoniatrics by detecting alterations in stuttering and spastic dysphonia. In addition, neuropediatrists, logopaedists and philosophers will find a number of informative sections on the background and application of this revolutionary methodology.