Re: speech/music (Pierre Divenyi )

Subject: Re: speech/music
From:    Pierre Divenyi  <pdivenyi(at)>
Date:    Wed, 1 Apr 1998 13:52:58 -0800

At 08:21 PM 4/1/98 +0000, Neil Todd wrote: > >If you read the chapter, you will see that your characterisation of my position >is way off the mark. I certainly have not ignored stimulation or blood flow > studies. >E.g. Calvert et al (1997) Activation of auditory cortex during silent >lipreading. Science, 276, 593-596. which I cited above. Further, it is certainly > not >the case that I have adopted a naive stageist view or that I have ignored > non-classical >speech areas. Indeed, I have argued that we need to consider the both basal > ganglia and >cerebellum which are known to be involved in speech timing. > >This all goes to show that it's a big mistake to put edited extracts on the list > which >inevitably will be read out of context. > >Neil > Well, I agree. I apologize for assuming that Neil had not thought of the points I raised. I hope all the readers understand that no personal ill-feeling was attached to my message (MIME-encoded). I am eager to read his chapter in its entirety. As a historical note, I still keep wondering to what extent Geschwind would have used fMRI and PET data. The guy seemed to have just **known** what was happening where under the skull. The Boston VA Aphasia Rounds I have been fortunate to attend resembled fascinating fireworks of insights, ideas, and deductions... Pierre **************************************************************************** Pierre Divenyi Experimental Audiology Research (151) V.A. Medical Center, Martinez, CA 94553, USA Phone: (510) 370-6745; Fax: (510) 228-5738 E-mail : PDivenyi(at) ****************************************************************************

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