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Syntactic Processing in Left Prefrontal Cortex Is Independent of Lexical Meaning

Peter Indefrey, Peter Hagoort, Hans Herzog, Rüdiger J. Seitz, Colin M. Brown
2001 NeuroImage  
The data reveal that in syntactic error detection an area of the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, adjacent to Broca's area, is specifically involved in the syntactic processing aspects, whereas other  ...  We report data on brain activation during syntactic processing, from an experiment on the detection of grammatical errors in meaningless sentences.  ...  Second, our results on pseudoword material clarify the role of the left posterior prefrontal cortex in sentence-level processing, by showing that it is indeed syntax-related processing rather than a syntactically  ... 
doi:10.1006/nimg.2001.0867 pmid:11506529 fatcat:rqs75lqo3fetnavx2oxp26udai

On Broca, brain, and binding: a new framework

Peter Hagoort
2005 Trends in Cognitive Sciences  
These two areas were the left posterior superior temporal gyrus and the left posterior inferior frontal cortex. The left posterior temporal cortex is known to be involved in lexical processing.  ...  On the basis of the meta-analysis of a large series of imaging studies on syntactic processing [24] , the hypothesis is that the left posterior superior temporal cortex (Wernicke's area) is involved in  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.tics.2005.07.004 pmid:16054419 fatcat:nrrrgltwircipdidktqkygmliu

The role of the prefrontal cortex in sentence comprehension: An rTMS study

Rosa Manenti, Stefano F. Cappa, Paolo M. Rossini, Carlo Miniussi
2008 Cortex  
Using repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), we investigated the role of the left and right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) in sentence comprehension.  ...  the sentence in term of lexical items (semantic task) or agent-patient structure (syntactic task).  ...  An involvement of left prefrontal cortex in lexical-semantic processing was demonstrated using rTMS (Cappa et al., 2002; Devlin et al., 2003) .  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2006.06.006 pmid:18387562 fatcat:2u7xn2zxrrfmtjx77f4fn65zgu

On Broca, Brain, and Binding [chapter]

Peter Hagoort
2006 Broca's Region  
In this case, our fascination makes us be lieve that "Broca's area" is a coherent notion. Closer inspection reveals that it stands for a family of con cepts that are loosely connected at best.  ...  Broca's area is one of these areas. No doubt, one of the main rea sons is that this area is often seen as distinctly human.  ...  Enzo Burnetii, and Yosef Grod/insky for their comments on an earlier ver sion of this chapter.  ... 
doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177640.003.0015 fatcat:qkalpi5agnfp7e7ohiopdprrma

Stimulus-independent neural coding of event semantics: Evidence from cross-sentence fMRI decoding [article]

Aliff Asyraff, Rafael Lemarchand, Andres Tamm, Paul Hoffman
2020 biorxiv/medrxiv   pre-print
In the reverse analysis, we tested for decoding of syntactic and lexical form, independent of the event being described.  ...  We found that neural patterns in a left-lateralised network of frontal, temporal and parietal regions discriminated events in a way that generalised successfully over changes in the syntactic and lexical  ...  Imaging was carried out at the Edinburgh Imaging Facility ( edinburgh-imaging ), University of Edinburgh, which is part of the SINAPSE collaboration ( ).  ... 
doi:10.1101/2020.10.06.327817 fatcat:xw5hp4sudzdpnbt74ysoskxmmy

Neural correlates of early-closure garden-path processing: Effects of prosody and plausibility

Dirk-Bart den Ouden, Michael Walsh Dickey, Catherine Anderson, Kiel Christianson
2016 Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology  
Region of interest (ROI) analyses in regions associated with complex syntactic processing are consistent with a role for posterior temporal cortex supporting access to verb argument structure.  ...  Garden-path processing was associated with upregulation in bilateral inferior parietal and right-hemisphere dorsolateral prefrontal and inferior frontal cortex, while differences between the strength and  ...  Together with the left posterior superior temporal cortex, left IFG appears to be part of a network that underlies syntactic processing, based on processing of word order (IFG) and lexical-syntactic information  ... 
doi:10.1080/17470218.2015.1028416 pmid:25801097 fatcat:3iszqdpsxnhojppll7iccfxaju

The Neurobiology of Language Beyond Single Words

Peter Hagoort, Peter Indefrey
2014 Annual Review of Neuroscience  
A meta-analysis of numerous neuroimaging studies reveals a clear dorsal/ventral gradient in both left inferior frontal cortex and left posterior temporal cortex, with dorsal foci for syntactic processing  ...  A hallmark of human language is that we combine lexical building blocks retrieved from memory in endless new ways. This combinatorial aspect of language is referred to as unification.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This research was in part supported by a Spinoza Award to P.H. and by support to P.I. from the Collaborative Research Center 991 of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).  ... 
doi:10.1146/annurev-neuro-071013-013847 pmid:24905595 fatcat:zos64lwagzh2jklcmduzoivdfq

Neural aspects of second language representation and language control

Jubin Abutalebi
2008 Acta Psychologica  
A basic issue in the neurosciences of language is whether an L2 can be processed through the same neural mechanism underlying L1 acquisition and processing.  ...  However, neural differences for an L2 may be observed, in terms of more extended activity of the neural system mediating L1 processing.  ...  Hence, the deactivation of the left prefrontal cortex may be linked to the decrease of processing demands inherent to the task rather than any change in neural representation of lexical items in that region  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.actpsy.2008.03.014 pmid:18479667 fatcat:o6wnkq47lzahzcqr5oen3kfhya

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2009 Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience  
Syntactic processing in left prefrontal cortex is independent of lexical meaning. Neuroimage, 14, 540-555. Indefrey, P., Hellwig, F., Herzog, H., Seitz, R. J.  ...  Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 15, 85-97 Cohen, | \., Bihan, D. L., & Dehaene, S. (2004) Distinct unimodal and multimodal regions for word a Jobert, processing in the left temporal cortex.  ... 

Specialization in the Left Prefrontal Cortex for Sentence Comprehension

Ryuichiro Hashimoto, Kuniyoshi L Sakai
2002 Neuron  
that two regions in the left prefrontal cortex showed executive is engaged when a verbal task involves deselective activation for syntactic processing: the dormanding mnemonic processes.  ...  DPFC; BAs 6, 8, and 9) and the rate of presentation is as high as 12 words per secthe left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (L.  ...  Although the SYN tasks and STM-S involved syntactic processing of the In the present study, we identified two regions in the same sentences, only the SYN tasks explicitly required left prefrontal cortex  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0896-6273(02)00788-2 pmid:12165479 fatcat:ymoqoxz5nzhohn5mtpf67dwftu

Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Word Processing in the Human Cortex

Ksenija Marinković
2004 The Neuroscientist  
Right Inferior Prefrontal Contributions Whereas most studies show left-lateralized processing of written words, activation of the right inferior prefrontal cortex (RIPC) to spoken words is commonly observed  ...  N400-A Generic Process of Constructing Meaning Both spoken and written words activate overlapping regions in the left hemisphere in the temporal and prefrontal areas (Fig. 6) .  ... 
doi:10.1177/1073858403261018 pmid:15070488 pmcid:PMC3746799 fatcat:54luq27kbbd4phdp264mdzjpoe

Retrieval and Unification of Syntactic Structure in Sentence Comprehension: an fMRI Study Using Word-Category Ambiguity

Tineke M. Snijders, Theo Vosse, Gerard Kempen, Jos J.A. Van Berkum, Karl Magnus Petersson, Peter Hagoort
2008 Cerebral Cortex  
of lexical-syntactic information from memory.  ...  Regions contributing to the syntactic unification process should show enhanced activation for sentences compared to words, and only within sentences display a larger signal for ambiguous than unambiguous  ...  We predict the lexical-syntactic retrieval processes to occur in the left posterior temporal cortex.  ... 
doi:10.1093/cercor/bhn187 pmid:19001084 fatcat:zavx55u5xjc2phuvmodgvzripe

Transcranial magnetic stimulation research on reading and dyslexia: a new clinical intervention technique for treating dyslexia?

Mauritsvan den Noort, Esli Struys, Peggy Bosch
2015 Neuroimmunology and Neuroinflammation  
A variant of TMS has been developed, which is called rapid-rate TMS (rTMS).  ...  When the coil is placed on the scalp, the magnetic field generates a physiological reaction in the underlying neural tissue.  ...  Jenny Thomson, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA, USA, for vivid discussions on dyslexia that eventually resulted in the writing of the present review paper. Moreover, we thank Dr.  ... 
doi:10.4103/2347-8659.157967 fatcat:qzivhomwynewbhgoxfmbc2xkaq

Temporal lobe regions engaged during normal speech comprehension

J. T. Crinion, M. A. Lambon-Ralph, E. A. Warburton, D. Howard, R. J. S. Wise
2003 Brain  
Processing of speech is obligatory.  ...  The only frontal contribution was con®ned to the ventrolateral left prefrontal cortex, compatible with observations that comprehension of simple speech is preserved in patients with left posterior frontal  ...  Although the use of speci®c tasks on selected stimuli may be expected to reveal the location of the particular phonetic, phonological, lexical or syntactic process under investigation as a change in regional  ... 
doi:10.1093/brain/awg104 pmid:12690058 fatcat:ddhqtpgk3fdffdgpzx2iecjh2u

The core and beyond in the language-ready brain

Peter Hagoort
2017 Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews  
In this paper a general cognitive architecture of spoken language processing is specified. This is followed by an account of how this cognitive architecture is instantiated in the human brain.  ...  A distinction is proposed between networks for coding/decoding linguistic information and additional networks for getting from coded meaning to speaker meaning, i.e. for making the inferences that enable  ...  The content of this paper is inspired by my contributions in Hagoort (2005 Hagoort ( , 2013 Hagoort ( , 2014 , Hagoort and Poeppel (2013) , and Baggio and Hagoort (2011) .  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2017.01.048 pmid:28193452 fatcat:kiztwyvpazhd7kdbphrxnobkx4
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