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Neuromagnetic evidence that differences in verb and noun processing are modulated by the presence of a syntactic context

Fiebach, Christian J. and Maess, Burkhard and Friederici, Angela D. (2002) Neuromagnetic evidence that differences in verb and noun processing are modulated by the presence of a syntactic context. [Conference Paper]

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Abstract

We investigated the hypothesis that differences in the processing of verbs and nouns are modulated by the presence or absence of a syntactic context. When presented in isolation, no word category differences were observed over the left hemisphere. Verbs elicited slightly stronger magnetic fields than nouns over the right hemisphere. When presented in a minimal syntactic context, nouns elicited stronger fields than verbs over left posterior temporal regions (as indicated by root mean square signals and brain surface current density maps). Analysis of BSCD maps also indicated that verbs in context elicit stronger responses than nouns over left anterior regions.

Item Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:nouns, verbs, MEG, syntax
Subjects:Neuroscience > Neurolinguistics
Neuroscience > Brain Imaging
Psychology > Psycholinguistics
Psychology > Psychophysiology
ID Code:2767
Deposited By:Fiebach, Christian J.
Deposited On:12 Feb 2003
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:55

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