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An Event-related Neuroimaging Study Distinguishing Form and Content in Sentence Processing

W. Ni, R. T. Constable, W. E. Mencl, K. R. Pugh, R. K. Fulbright, S. E. Shaywitz, B. A. Shaywitz, J. C. Gore, D. Shankweiler
2000 Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience  
& Two coordinated experiments using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) investigated whether the brain represents language form (grammatical structure) separately from its meaning content (semantics  ...  Effects of syntactic and semantic anomalies were differentiated by some nonoverlapping areas of activation: Syntactic anomaly triggered significantly increased activity in and around Broca's area, whereas  ...  Fodor for advice and helpful comments on earlier versions of this paper. We also thank Hedy Sarofin and Terry Hickey for their help in imaging the subjects.  ... 
doi:10.1162/08989290051137648 pmid:10769310 fatcat:uk7sfgamaneibi6bhgfqyq42wa

Differences in grammatical processing strategies for active and passive sentences: An fMRI study

Shiwen Feng, Jennifer Legault, Long Yang, Junwei Zhu, Keqing Shao, Yiming Yang
2015 Journal of Neurolinguistics  
We used a blocked design functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study to examine brain activations during processing of three types of Chinese sentences: active sentences, passive sentences, and  ...  Many studies have used a neuroscience-based approach towards examination of writing and reading skills and how these might differ between languages.  ...  We used a blocked design functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study to examine brain activations during processing of three types of Chinese sentences: active sentences, passive sentences, and  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jneuroling.2014.09.002 fatcat:ndgth3pnnzccla6fzotio6cudu

Functional Neural Networks of Semantic and Syntactic Processes in the Developing Brain

Jens Brauer, Angela D. Friederici
2007 Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience  
Semantic and syntactic aspects of sentence processing were investigated in 5-to 6-year-old children and in adults using functional magnetic resonance imaging.  ...  & The functional neuroanatomy of language in the adult brain separates semantic and syntactic processes in the superior temporal gyrus (STG) and in the inferior frontal cortex.  ...  Special thanks go to Yves von Cramon for sharing with us his neuroanatomical expertise and to Shirley-Ann Rüschemeyer for fruitful discussions.  ... 
doi:10.1162/jocn.2007.19.10.1609 pmid:18271736 fatcat:geym5ghcffcjtihiqyt23gg7uy

Neural correlates of syntactic transformations

Isabell Wartenburger, Hauke R. Heekeren, Frank Burchert, Steffi Heinemann, Ria De Bleser, Arno Villringer
2004 Human Brain Mapping  
Subjects were asked to judge the grammaticality of the sentences while their brain activity was monitored using event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging.  ...  The goal of this study was to investigate the role of Broca's area in processing canonical and non-canonical sentences in healthy subjects.  ...  Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) measurements were carried out on a 1.5T scanner (Siemens Magnetom Vision, Erlangen, Germany) with a standard head coil.  ... 
doi:10.1002/hbm.20021 pmid:15083528 fatcat:rbxnpsvocfa6jhmye2mvefvwnm

Intonation guides sentence processing in the left inferior frontal gyrus

Constantijn L. van der Burght, Tomás Goucha, Angela D. Friederici, Jens Kreitewolf, Gesa Hartwigsen
2019 Cortex  
To study the role of intonation in sentence comprehension, we designed a functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) experiment in which participants listened to spoken sentences.  ...  To date, it remains unclear how the brain processes this particular use of intonation and which brain regions are involved.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors would like to thank Mandy Jochemko, Anke Kummer, and Simone Wipper for MRI data acquisition and Kerstin Flake, Stephan Liebig, and Servaas van der Burght for help with the  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2019.02.011 pmid:30974320 fatcat:3xotkg67kjhsvc2kxoeyh7ouy4

Functional Activation and Connectivity of the Left Inferior Frontal Gyrus during Lexical and Phonological Retrieval

Miguel Ángel Rivas-Fernández, Benxamín Varela-López, Susana Cid-Fernández, Santiago Galdo-Álvarez
2021 Symmetry  
In the present study, functional activation and connectivity of the left inferior frontal gyrus was explored using functional magnetic resonance imaging.  ...  ., lexical, syntactic, and phonological retrieval) in neuroimaging studies is difficult due to the use of different baselines and tasks.  ...  3 , field of view = 240 × 240 mm 2 , matrix size = 240 × 240 mm 2 ) and functional magnetic resonance images were acquired with a gradient echo-planar imaging (EPI) sequence sensitive to BOLD contrast  ... 
doi:10.3390/sym13091655 fatcat:jsarnarvznd2tpn3mpajvz7vry

Language processing within the human medial temporal lobe

Patric Meyer, Axel Mecklinger, Thomas Grunwald, Juergen Fell, Christian E. Elger, Angela D. Friederici
2005 Hippocampus  
In contrast to these short phasic increases of phase synchronization in both violation conditions, correct sentences were associated with a long-lasting synchronization in a late time window, possibly  ...  the hippocampus proper subserves processes of syntactic integration.  ...  Indeed, a recent functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study using the same sentence material as the present experiment identified the frontal operculum in the inferior frontal cortex, and specifically  ... 
doi:10.1002/hipo.20070 pmid:15714509 fatcat:qbce7vq2jfepllkihowsnrxw3a

Neural correlates of Dutch Verb Second in speech production

2008 Brain and Language  
This performance pattern has been accounted for in terms of the specific syntactic complexity of the Dutch main clause structure, which requires an extra syntactic operation (Verb Second), relative to  ...  Results show a left middle to superior frontal cluster of activation correlated to production of Verb-Second over Verb-Final clauses, with no activation in the opposite contrast.  ...  Using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), we investigated the neural correlates to the production of Verb-Second clauses in these speakers, compared to the production of finite Verb-Final clauses  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.bandl.2007.05.001 pmid:17582488 fatcat:s3cmkvx2rbfstnknbaxuwa3dtm

Clustered functional MRI of overt speech production

Peter Sörös, Lisa Guttman Sokoloff, Arpita Bose, Anthony R. McIntosh, Simon J. Graham, Donald T. Stuss
2006 NeuroImage  
To investigate the neural network of overt speech production, eventrelated fMRI was performed in 9 young healthy adult volunteers.  ...  Functional images were acquired during the production of oral movements and of speech of increasing complexity (isolated vowel as well as monosyllabic and trisyllabic utterances).  ...  The authors wish to thank Dr. Gary Glover for providing his spiralin/out pulse sequence.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2006.02.046 pmid:16631384 fatcat:tnpjszqaibfsxbf5hsr432judy

Pitfalls in fMRI

Sven Haller, Andreas J. Bartsch
2009 European Radiology  
Several different techniques allow a functional assessment of neuronal activations by magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).  ...  Consequently, the term 'fMRI' is often used synonymously with BOLD imaging.  ...  Disclosure No conflicts of interest. References  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00330-009-1456-9 pmid:19504107 fatcat:dnd7t5ite5dj3fjm7rlm4hi2dm

The Role of Left Inferior Frontal and Superior Temporal Cortex in Sentence Comprehension: Localizing Syntactic and Semantic Processes

A. D. Friederici
2003 Cerebral Cortex  
An event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) paradigm was used to specify those brain areas supporting the processing of sentence-level semantic and syntactic information.  ...  A comparison of the two anomalous conditions revealed higher levels of activation for the syntactic over the semantic condition in the left basal ganglia and for the semantic over the syntactic condition  ...  Address correspondence to Angela D. Friederici, Max Planck Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, PO Box 500 355, 04303 Leipzig, Germany. Email:  ... 
doi:10.1093/cercor/13.2.170 pmid:12507948 fatcat:j3ajrhqoojhyvhw5zrzqhrykqi


1999 Brain and Language  
The present study used event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging at 3 T to specify the functions supported by distinct brain areas.  ...  The present study investigates the functional neuroanatomy of auditory sentence processing using fMRI.  ... 
doi:10.1006/brln.1999.2169 pmid:10525303 fatcat:tjtf4tyterayteotivjbfl5etm

An fMRI Study to Investigate Auditory Attention: A Model of the Cocktail Party Phenomenon

Toshiharu NAKAI, Chikako KATO, Kayako MATSUO
2005 Magnetic Resonance in Medical Sciences  
To investigate the neuronal basis of the attentional system for human voices, we evaluated brain activity during listening comprehension tasks using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) at 3T.  ...  In each experiment, 6 task blocks, 3 blocks for each condition, and 7 rest blocks were alternatively repeated, and the contrast of the superimposed condition to the baseline condition in each session was  ...  [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] In this study, we attempted to use high-resolution functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to extract the neuronal system to discriminate human voices. 8, 9 The left posterior  ... 
doi:10.2463/mrms.4.75 pmid:16340161 fatcat:of2vjxlrjjam7dp4gidi2ct5vi

Shared abstract representation of linguistic structure in bilingual sentence comprehension

Evan Kidd, Emilie Tennant, Sanjo Nitschke
2014 Psychonomic Bulletin & Review  
The results showed that English object RCs primed significantly greater object RC interpretations in German in comparison to baseline and subject RC prime conditions, but that English subject RC primes  ...  The results specifically suggest that word order overlap supports the integration of syntactic structures from different languages in bilingual speakers, and that these shared representations are used  ...  A practical introduction to statistics using R. Cambridge University Press. References  ... 
doi:10.3758/s13423-014-0775-2 pmid:25416078 fatcat:jels44nq2jap3ndq2vpurl2ghe

Higher Language Ability is Related to Angular Gyrus Activation Increase During Semantic Processing, Independent of Sentence Incongruency

Helene Van Ettinger-Veenstra, Anita McAllister, Peter Lundberg, Thomas Karlsson, Maria Engström
2016 Frontiers in Human Neuroscience  
We investigated 27 healthy adults with a sentence reading task-which tapped language comprehension and inference, and modulated sentence congruency-employing functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI  ...  Moreover, we were interested if observed neural activation patterns are modulated by semantic incongruency similarly to previously observed changes upon syntactic congruency modulation.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Anne-Marie Landtblom is acknowledged for contributing to valuable discussions during the preparation of the manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fnhum.2016.00110 pmid:27014040 pmcid:PMC4786547 fatcat:5v4rx5dzrbdajnbvyjbu6uaa5u
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