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Coupled neural systems underlie the production and comprehension of naturalistic narrative speech

L. J. Silbert, C. J. Honey, E. Simony, D. Poeppel, U. Hasson
2014 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America  
We then directly compare the neural responses during speech production and comprehension and find that the two systems respond in similar ways.  ...  Our results argue that a shared neural mechanism supporting both production and comprehension facilitates communication and underline the importance of studying comprehension and production within unified  ...  This work was supported by Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency-Broad Agency Announcement 12-03-SBIR Phase II "Narrative Networks" (to U.H. and L.J.S.).  ... 
doi:10.1073/pnas.1323812111 pmid:25267658 pmcid:PMC4217461 fatcat:bcvqo4w5vbfdnemmafr2srakfq

Information flow across the cortical timescales hierarchy during narrative comprehension [article]

Claire H. C. Chang, Samuel A. Nastase, Uri Hasson
2021 bioRxiv   pre-print
Taken together, this study provides a computational framework for how information flows along the cortical hierarchy during narrative comprehension.  ...  Using cross-correlation analysis to estimate the time lags between six functional networks, we found a fixed temporal sequence of information flow, starting in early auditory areas, followed language areas  ...  Acknowledgment This study is supported by the National Institute of Mental Health (R01-MH112357 and DP1-HD091948).  ... 
doi:10.1101/2021.12.01.470825 fatcat:v44vgrnnvfhytoodev4bhupfyi

Temporal scaling of neural responses to compressed and dilated natural speech

Y. Lerner, C. J. Honey, M. Katkov, U. Hasson
2014 Journal of Neurophysiology  
We asked whether neural responses to slowed (speeded) versions of the narrative could be compressed (stretched) to match neural responses to the original narrative.  ...  By analogy with the notion of a spatial receptive field (SRF), the temporal receptive window (TRW) of a neural circuit can be defined as the length of time before a response during which sensory information  ...  ., Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot 76100, Israel. Present address of C. J. Honey: Dept. of Psychology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.  ... 
doi:10.1152/jn.00497.2013 pmid:24647432 pmcid:PMC4044438 fatcat:zmhsalt475djlbhxm5qpdzvaii

Not Lost in Translation: Neural Responses Shared Across Languages

C. J. Honey, C. R. Thompson, Y. Lerner, U. Hasson
2012 Journal of Neuroscience  
The story evoked similar brain responses, invariant to the structural changes across languages, beginning just outside early auditory areas and extending through temporal, parietal, and frontal cerebral  ...  In the translation, we tried to preserve the content of the narrative while reducing the structural similarities across languages.  ...  Thus, the comparison of Russophone and Anglophone neural responses is always based on data collected from their first comprehensible experience of the narrative.  ... 
doi:10.1523/jneurosci.1800-12.2012 pmid:23115166 pmcid:PMC3525075 fatcat:4adobjjvefg23jtyyignzbbxvu

Decreased functional connectivity of the salience network during narrative comprehension in children with reading difficulties: An fMRI study

Emma Twait, Rola Farah, Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus
2018 NeuroImage: Clinical  
with dyslexia vs. typical readers during a functional MRI narrative comprehension task.  ...  These findings further express that dyslexia is manifested through atypical involvement of neural circuits related to EF, specifically the salience network even when attending narratives.  ...  Acknowledgements This study was supported by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (R01 HD086011; PI: Horowitz-Kraus).  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.nicl.2018.10.006 pmid:30316176 pmcid:PMC6190597 fatcat:dya4rek2mbcb3ip5cxslmxl73i

Cognitive modules utilized for narrative comprehension in children: a functional magnetic resonance imaging study

Vincent J. Schmithorst, Scott K. Holland, Elena Plante
2006 NeuroImage  
The neural correlates of auditory narrative comprehension in children were investigated in a large-scale functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study involving 313 subjects ages 5-18.  ...  The ability to comprehend narratives constitutes an important component of human development and experience.  ...  To investigate the neural correlates of auditory sentence processing and narrative comprehension in children, we performed a large-scale study using fMRI involving subjects ages 5-18 years old.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2005.07.020 pmid:16109491 pmcid:PMC1357541 fatcat:m5hnqhn4k5gmnh6xehuosrxofe

Escitalopram enhances synchrony of brain responses during emotional narratives in patients with major depressive disorder

Emma Komulainen, Enrico Glerean, Roope Heikkilä, Lauri Nummenmaa, Tuukka T. Raij, Erkki Isometsä, Jesper Ekelund
2021 NeuroImage  
Inter-subject correlation (ISC) offers a means to track brain activity during complex, dynamic stimuli in a model-free manner.  ...  During fMRI the participants listened to spoken emotional narratives.  ...  EG was supported by a grant of the International Laboratory of Social Neurobiology ICN HSE RF Government grant ag. [grant number 075-15-2019-1930 ].  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2021.118110 pmid:33933596 fatcat:aq4wpo6bmvffnbsnnbxuvkncny

Frequency-specific brain dynamics related to prediction during language comprehension

Kristijan Armeni, Roel M. Willems, Antal van den Bosch, Jan-Mathijs Schoffelen
2019 NeuroImage  
In this study, we investigated how frequency-specific brain dynamics relate to models of probabilistic language prediction during auditory narrative comprehension.  ...  We recorded MEG activity while participants were listening to auditory stories in Dutch.  ...  reading task rather than auditory narrative comprehension).  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.04.083 pmid:31100432 fatcat:e4xm63ji3vd7znoi35i4eov5nq

Narrative comprehension beyond language: Common brain networks activated by a movie and its script

Pia Tikka, Janne Kauttonen, Yevhen Hlushchuk, Emmanuel Andreas Stamatakis
2018 PLoS ONE  
These TOP-5 components with the highest correlation covered fronto-temporal, parietal, and occipital areas with no major involvement of primary visual or auditory cortices.  ...  Interestingly, the top-ranked network with highest modality-invariance also correlated negatively with the dialogue predictor, thus pinpointing that narrative comprehension entails processes that are not  ...  Iterating through all 209 shifts (with minimum shift of 2 TRs) and all 40 ICs, resulted in total 8360 (i.e., 209×40) correlations in the null-distribution.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0200134 pmid:29969491 pmcid:PMC6029793 fatcat:3gfzlmm5mzd7vecxrl3ffmaoje

Conscious processing of narrative stimuli synchronizes heart rate between individuals

Pauline Pérez, Jens Madsen, Leah Banellis, Bașak Türker, Federico Raimondo, Vincent Perlbarg, Melanie Valente, Marie-Cécile Niérat, Louis Puybasset, Lionel Naccache, Thomas Similowski, Damian Cruse (+2 others)
2021 Cell Reports  
As predicted, we find significant inter-subject correlation of heart rate (ISC-HR) when subjects are presented with an auditory or audiovisual narrative.  ...  To test this, we leverage the observation that neural processes synchronize between subjects by presenting an identical narrative stimulus.  ...  In experiment 3, we recorded HR during the presentation of auditory narratives.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.celrep.2021.109692 pmid:34525363 fatcat:cix64khaevdlpbrsmp2yot54vy

The "two-brain" approach reveals the positive role of task-deactivated default mode network in narrative speech comprehension [article]

Lanfang Liu, Hehui Li, Zhiting Ren, Qi Zhou, Yuxuan Zhang, Chunming Lu, Jiang Qiu, Hong Chen, Guosheng Ding
2021 bioRxiv   pre-print
This was evidenced by significant listener-speaker neural couplings in both the posterior and anterior DMN and the positive correlation between the coupling strength and listener's speech comprehension  ...  into internal mental representations during language comprehension.  ...  Maturation of Brain Regions Related to the Default 651 Mode Network during Adolescence Facilitates Narrative Comprehension.  ... 
doi:10.1101/2021.03.02.433669 fatcat:ephh4jla6jhy7aevkc227k73vi

How We Transmit Memories to Other Brains: Constructing Shared Neural Representations Via Communication

A. Zadbood, J. Chen, Y.C. Leong, K.A. Norman, U. Hasson
2017 Cerebral Cortex  
However, it is unknown how strongly the neural patterns elicited by mental construction resemble those found in the brain of the individual who experienced the original events.  ...  Using fMRI and a verbal communication task, we traced how neural patterns associated with viewing specific scenes in a movie are encoded, recalled, and then transferred to a group of naïve listeners.  ...  Conflict of Interest: None declared.  ... 
doi:10.1093/cercor/bhx202 pmid:28922834 pmcid:PMC6057550 fatcat:bq4s53mkpfcp7ble257dmbdyme

Neural substrates of figurative language during natural speech perception: an fMRI study

Arne Nagels, Christina Kauschke, Judith Schrauf, Carin Whitney, Benjamin Straube, Tilo Kircher
2013 Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience  
It remains unclear in how far metaphoric expressions during continuous text comprehension activate similar neural networks as isolated metaphors.  ...  The findings strengthen the importance of the left inferior frontal region in the processing of abstract figurative speech during continuous, ecologically-valid speech comprehension; the processing of  ...  correlate for increased cognitive demand during the comprehension of figurative language.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fnbeh.2013.00121 pmid:24065897 pmcid:PMC3776934 fatcat:bqllizmfybd27cinrdebwn4yrm

A place for time: the spatiotemporal structure of neural dynamics during natural audition

Greg J. Stephens, Christopher J. Honey, Uri Hasson
2013 Journal of Neurophysiology  
A place for time: the spatiotemporal structure of neural dynamics during natural audition. We use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to analyze neural responses to natural auditory stimuli.  ...  We characterize the fMRI time series through the shape of the voxel power spectrum and find that the timescales of neural dynamics vary along a spatial gradient, with faster dynamics in early auditory  ...  ., connected series of events within the narrative).  ... 
doi:10.1152/jn.00268.2013 pmid:23926041 pmcid:PMC3841928 fatcat:v4u4pyufmnchtixnefohmjceli

Exploring the interaction of executive function and language processing in adult cognitive-communication disorders

Bijoyaa Mohapatra
2019 Clinical Archives of Communication Disorders  
With the rich source of information Purpose: The neural basis of language processing partially overlaps with executive system processing mediated by a network of frontal, parietal, and subcortical areas  ...  Several research studies provide support for the influence of different EF processes such as switching, shifting, inhibition, sequencing, working memory, and processing speed, on language processing in  ...  A study conducted by Coelho and colleagues correlated the performance of EF with story retelling and story generation tasks [53] .  ... 
doi:10.21849/cacd.2019.00129 fatcat:vb6f3m3eyrfxvpgp67vw4mf2gu
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