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Neural basis for sentence comprehension deficits in frontotemporal dementia

Ayanna Cooke, Christian DeVita, James Gee, David Alsop, John Detre, Willis Chen, Murray Grossman
2003 Brain and Language  
We conclude that FTD subgroups have distinct patterns of sentence comprehension difficulty in part because of selective interruptions of a large-scale neural network for sentence processing.  ...  The FTD patient subgroups were compared to a cohort of 11 healthy seniors with intact sentence comprehension.  ...  A neural substrate for some aspects of sentence processing has begun to emerge in neuroimaging activation studies of healthy adults during studies of sentence comprehension.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0093-934x(02)00562-x pmid:12735939 fatcat:r4plt2t6njeznoa2df3lc3moze

The Neural Substrate of Naming Events: Effects of Processing Demands but not of Grammatical Class

S. Siri, M. Tettamanti, S. F. Cappa, P. D. Rosa, C. Saccuman, P. Scifo, G. Vigliocco
2007 Cerebral Cortex  
Brain activation studies have provided conflicting evidence concerning the neural substrates of noun and verb processing.  ...  Grammatical class is a fundamental property of language, and all natural languages distinguish between nouns and verbs.  ...  INTRODUCTION The neural substrate of naming events has received substantially less attention than the neural network recruited in naming objects.  ... 
doi:10.1093/cercor/bhm043 pmid:17507455 fatcat:hc7te7ba4vfyxlg3i2jgnw6ovq

Neuro-Anatomical Overlap Between Language and Memory Functions in the Human Brain [chapter]

Satoru Yokoyama
2012 Neuroimaging - Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience  
Hence future studies are necessary to at least consider each aspect of the working memory system in order to propose that the neural substrate for sentence comprehension or its syntactic computation is  ...  Also, sensorimotor areas have been shown to be activated during word and sentence comprehension tasks.  ...  The rate of technological progress is encouraging increasingly sophisticated lines of enquiry in cognitive neuroscience and shows no sign of slowing down in the foreseeable future.  ... 
doi:10.5772/23752 fatcat:pinx5zzahzfx7j6t2qlb4nqzxa

Nouns and verbs in the brain: A review of behavioural, electrophysiological, neuropsychological and imaging studies

Gabriella Vigliocco, David P. Vinson, Judit Druks, Horacio Barber, Stefano F. Cappa
2011 Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews  
different grammatical classes (especially nouns and verbs) engage different neural systems.  ...  clear neural separability is observed between the processing of object words (nouns) and action words (typically verbs), grammatical class effects emerge or become stronger for tasks and languages imposing  ...  Lexicalist theories assume that grammatical class information is retrieved from memory during production or comprehension, like the meaning and phonology of a word.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2010.04.007 pmid:20451552 fatcat:63zdh6fdsfdknjnyb5tzqt6a5m

Lexical-Semantic Search Under Different Covert Verbal Fluency Tasks: An fMRI Study

Yunqing Li, Ping Li, Qing X. Yang, Paul J. Eslinger, Chris T. Sica, Prasanna Karunanayaka
2017 Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience  
General linear model (GLM), Independent Component Analysis (ICA), and psychophysiological interaction (PPI) were used to further characterize the neural substrate of verbal fluency as a function of retrieval  ...  Despite the wealth of research on identifying and characterizing distinct aspects of verbal fluency, the anatomic and functional substrates of retrieval-related search and post-retrieval control processes  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The study was supported by grants from the Department of Radiology, Penn State College of Medicine, and the Pennsylvania Department of Health using Tobacco Settlement Funds.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fnbeh.2017.00131 pmid:28848407 pmcid:PMC5550713 fatcat:2wndgzpc4ndqhnzu3qaxfbqbfi

Language and the Aging Brain: Patterns of Neural Compensation Revealed by Functional Brain Imaging

Arthur Wingfield, Murray Grossman
2006 Journal of Neurophysiology  
We suggest that this plasticity in neural recruitment contributes to the stability of language comprehension in the aging brain.  ...  We review data from functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to describe a two-component model of sentence comprehension: a core sentence-processing area located in the perisylvian region of the left  ...  and elsewhere have identified a large-scale neural network that is activated during the course of sentence processing.  ... 
doi:10.1152/jn.00628.2006 pmid:17110737 fatcat:2jo52lut4zbtnh5xjhrd32mdqq

Neural aspects of second language representation and language control

Jubin Abutalebi
2008 Acta Psychologica  
However, neural differences for an L2 may be observed, in terms of more extended activity of the neural system mediating L1 processing.  ...  The activity of brain areas related to cognitive control during the processing of a 'weak' L2 may reflect competition and conflict between languages which may be resolved with the intervention of these  ...  LIFG for L2 than L1 Rueschemeyer et al. (2006) fMRI during grammatical judgment of the same sentences of Rueschemeyer et al  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.actpsy.2008.03.014 pmid:18479667 fatcat:o6wnkq47lzahzcqr5oen3kfhya

Grammatical impairments in PPA

Cynthia K. Thompson, Jennifer E. Mack
2014 Aphasiology  
Aims-We review research on grammatical deficits in PPA and associated neural mechanisms, with discussion focused on production and comprehension of four aspects of morphosyntactic structure: grammatical  ...  PPA-G is associated with damage to regions including the left inferior frontal gyrus (IFG) and dorsal white matter tracts, which have been linked to impaired comprehension and production of complex sentences  ...  Acknowledgments This work was support by the National Institutes of Health R01DC01948-20 and R01DC008552. The authors also wish to acknowledge M.  ... 
doi:10.1080/02687038.2014.912744 pmid:25642014 pmcid:PMC4306464 fatcat:2qev7wrr2rgepl36amid73opga

Sentence Processing Strategies in Healthy Seniors with Poor Comprehension: An fMRI Study

Murray Grossman, Ayanna Cooke, Chris DeVita, Willis Chen, Peachie Moore, John Detre, David Alsop, James Gee
2002 Brain and Language  
We used fMRI to examine patterns of brain recruitment in 22 healthy seniors, half of whom had selective comprehension difficulty for grammatically complex sentences.  ...  Moreover, these observations emphasize the crucial role of the left perisylvian network for grammatically guided sentence processing in subjects with good comprehension. © 2002 Elsevier Science (USA)  ...  successful retrieval of learned information Wagner et al., 1998) .  ... 
doi:10.1006/brln.2001.2581 pmid:11896643 fatcat:gekie3kd4zcmdnwgfkodnzzxs4

The biological basis of language: insight from developmental grammatical impairments

Heather K.J. van der Lely, Steven Pinker
2014 Trends in Cognitive Sciences  
This paper is a capstone to the research of Heather van der Lely, who died of cancer in  ...  together with their neural substrates.  ...  Cross- modal Sentence- Picture Priming The child is shown a picture of a rabbit or a ladder at one of three points during a spoken sentence and presses a button indicating whether  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.tics.2014.07.001 pmid:25172525 fatcat:kxilmuerojexjmgobcmd3ovdq4

Disruption of large-scale neural networks in non-fluent/agrammatic variant primary progressive aphasia associated with frontotemporal degeneration pathology

Murray Grossman, John Powers, Sherry Ash, Corey McMillan, Lisa Burkholder, David Irwin, John Q. Trojanowski
2013 Brain and Language  
Regression analyses suggest disruption of three large-scale GM-WM neural networks in naPPA that support fluent, grammatical expression.  ...  These findings emphasize the role of large-scale neural networks in language, and demonstrate associated language deficits in naPPA.  ...  well-formed 0.74 Ã Grammatical comprehension Sentence-picture matching -grammatically- dependent 0.64 Ã Speech errors Phonologic errors À0.69 Ã Lexical retrieval Lexical retrieval during  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.bandl.2012.10.005 pmid:23218686 pmcid:PMC3610841 fatcat:h276bks2pnecxp5dlyrnhntguq

Neural network processing of natural language: II. Towards a unified model of corticostriatal function in learning sentence comprehension and non-linguistic sequencing

Peter Ford Dominey, Toshio Inui, Michel Hoen
2009 Brain and Language  
This issue is informed by a wealth of functional neurophysiology studies of sentence comprehension, along with a number of recent studies that examined the brain processes involved in learning non-linguistic  ...  Syntactic determinants of sentence comprehension in aphasia. Cognition, 21, test of syntactic comprehension, and from Gomez and Schvaneveldts' [Gomez, R. L., & Schvaneveldt, R. W. (1994).  ...  associative memory retrieve the grammatical construction.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.bandl.2008.08.002 pmid:18835637 fatcat:cmqrgtgcazg3pkmzfwnaf5tswu

Dissociating neural subsystems for grammar by contrasting word order and inflection

A. J. Newman, T. Supalla, P. Hauser, E. L. Newport, D. Bavelier
2010 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America  
An important question in understanding language processing is whether there are distinct neural mechanisms for processing specific types of grammatical structure, such as syntax versus morphology, and,  ...  During functional (f)MRI, native signers viewed sentences that used only word order and sentences that included inflectional morphology.  ...  Before turning to these dissociations, we note that overall our results for ASL sentence processing highlight the expected network of neural areas that mediate sentence comprehension.  ... 
doi:10.1073/pnas.1003174107 pmid:20368422 pmcid:PMC2867749 fatcat:5yaqnzgodzbxladgg7jubnoyxq

Neural differences between monolinguals and early bilinguals in their native language during comprehension

P. Román, J. González, N. Ventura-Campos, A. Rodríguez-Pujadas, A. Sanjuán, C. Ávila
2015 Brain and Language  
Taken together, these data suggest that early bilingualism shapes the brain and cognitive processes in sentence comprehension even in their native language; on the other hand, they indicate that brain  ...  Research has shown that semantic processing of sentences engages more activity in the bilingual compared to the monolingual brain and, more specifically, in the inferior frontal gyrus.  ...  of the rSTG in sentence comprehension.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.bandl.2015.07.011 pmid:26340683 fatcat:vdrfwdpdvjedhdjeaix77ghxhu

Do discourse global coherence and cumulated information impact on sentence syntactic processing? An event-related brain potentials study

David Hernández-Gutiérrez, Laura Jiménez-Ortega, Sabela Fondevila, Pilar Casado, Francisco Muñoz, Manuel Martín-Loeches
2016 Brain Research  
The present study aimed at exploring how two main primarily semantic factors of discourse comprehension, namely global coherence and amount of information cumulated across a passage, may impact on the  ...  This probably reflects bigger efforts to combine sentential information during situations highly demanding for working memory.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors thank an anonymous reviewer for his valuable comments during the review process.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.brainres.2015.11.008 pmid:26569131 fatcat:5sxey3a4fnctzfr64grpxxzqry
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