Functional neuroimaging techniques (positron emission tomography [PET] scanning) have allowed neuroscientists to identify neural correlates of language processing in normal subjects and aspects of functional recovery after brain damage. These methods have also been used for identification of neural correlates of stimulation procedures employed in rehabilitation of severe nonfluent aphasics such as Melodic Intonation Therapy (MIT). In this paper we illustrate how such methods help in studying constraints for the application of MIT. Furthermore, we suggest that neuroimaging methods might be used in finding neurobiological constraints of those rehabilitation methods which are explicitly based on cognitive models of human behaviour.
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|
ASJC Scopus subject areas