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The interplay of composition and concept specificity in the left anterior temporal lobe: An MEG study

Linmin Zhang, Liina Pylkkänen
2015 NeuroImage  
the left anterior temporal lobe (LATL).  ...  The current study used MEG to characterize the temporal progression of both types of effects in minimal two-word phrases (e.g., tomato soup), where single word specificity was varied in both first and  ...  We thank Gregory Murphy, Chris Barker and Anna Szabolcsi for discussion on this research; and we thank Inna Livitz and Simon Charlow for their help in preparing stimuli.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.02.028 pmid:25703829 fatcat:kcptvzlcejgf5ah5eg6ilxq35q

The role of the left anterior temporal lobe in semantic composition vs. semantic memory

Masha Westerlund, Liina Pylkkänen
2014 Neuropsychologia  
The left anterior temporal lobe (LATL) is robustly implicated in semantic processing by a growing body of literature.  ...  We conclude that these findings are compatible with an account in which the specificity and composition effects arise from a shared mechanism of meaning specification.  ...  Council of Canada Graduate scholarship to MW, and a Fonds de recherche du Québec-Nature et technologies Graduate scholarship to MW.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2014.03.001 pmid:24631260 fatcat:e2yd2n4hvnftllm2otw74sp74m

Composition of complex numbers: Delineating the computational role of the left anterior temporal lobe

Esti Blanco-Elorrieta, Liina Pylkkänen
2016 NeuroImage  
The left anterior temporal lobe (LATL) has been a consistent node within this network, with results suggesting that although it rather systematically shows increased activation for semantically complex  ...  In the present work we used magnetoencephalography to investigate whether numbers in general are an invalid input to the combinatory operations housed in the LATL or whether the lack of LATL engagement  ...  Acknowledgments This research was supported by the National Science Foundation grant BCS-1221723 (LP) and grant G1001 from the NYUAD Institute, New York University Abu Dhabi (LP).  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.08.049 pmid:26325329 fatcat:ljpljyrfqnecvi6vtzyyjzlgey

How Does the Left Anterior Temporal Lobe Contribute to Conceptual Combination? Interdisciplinary Perspectives [chapter]

Masha Westerlund, Liina Pylkkänen
2017 Language, Cognition, and Mind  
Within the cognitive neuroscience of language, the left anterior temporal lobe (LATL) is one of the most consistent loci for semantic effects; yet its precise role in semantic processing remains unclear  ...  representing the site of concept schema activation and modification.  ...  One of these regions in particular, the left anterior temporal lobe (LATL), appears to be directly implicated in the basic process of combining words into phrases, such as the combination of nouns with  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-45977-6_11 fatcat:l3iqzu3nh5ebnmxj7jv2ovchpq

Dynamic information processing states revealed through neurocognitive models of object semantics

Alex Clarke
2014 Language, Cognition and Neuroscience  
Subsequent recurrent neural activity between the anterior temporal lobe and posterior fusiform supports the formation of object-specific semantic representationsa conjunctive process primarily driven by  ...  These object-specific representations require the integration of shared and distinguishing object properties and support the unique recognition of objects.  ...  (b) Spatial distribution of semantic feature effects from MEG and fMRI, showing a correspondence in the anterior temporal lobes.  ... 
doi:10.1080/23273798.2014.970652 pmid:25745632 pmcid:PMC4337742 fatcat:se2niab5andfbeamfkiqfuj6aa

Mapping Cognitive Function

Steven M. Stufflebeam, Bruce R. Rosen
2007 Neuroimaging clinics of North America  
A unifying theme of this chapter is the concept that a more complete understanding of cognition only comes through integration of multimodal structural and functional imaging technologies.  ...  Although tremendous progress has been made in the science of cognition using neuroimaging, the clinical applications of neuroimaging are just beginning to be realized.  ...  This work was supported in part by the National Center for Research Resources (P41RR14074), NIH grants NS37462 and NS44623, and the Mental Illness and Neuroscience Discovery (MIND) Institute.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.nic.2007.07.005 pmid:17983964 pmcid:PMC2719884 fatcat:ez2u3fgwhbemzmfenrc56tifyu

Isolating syntax in natural language: MEG evidence for an early contribution of left posterior temporal cortex [article]

Graham Flick, Liina Pylkkänena
2018 bioRxiv   pre-print
The combined results draw an initial picture of the rapid spatio-temporal dynamics of the syntactic and semantic composition network in sentence processing.  ...  We observed a sharp activity increase in the left posterior temporal lobe (PTL) when syntactic composition was more straightforward, approximately 200 ms after adjective onset.  ...  Acknowledgements This research was supported by grant G1001 from the NYUAD Institute, New York University Abu Dhabi (LP).  ... 
doi:10.1101/439158 fatcat:ubbckjig3fgi3aq4qnggqeldqi

Representation of the verb's argument-structure in the human brain

Ramin Assadollahi, Brigitte S Rockstroh
2008 BMC Neuroscience  
Conclusion: Localization of sources of activity suggests that the activation in temporal and frontal regions varies with the degree by which representations of an event as a part of the verbs' semantics  ...  The two experiments of the present study examined whether and how this processing is reflected in distinct spatio-temporal cortical response patterns to isolated verbs and/or verbs presented in minimal  ...  Stephan Moratti in creating figures, and the assistance of Andreas Michael in data collection.  ... 
doi:10.1186/1471-2202-9-69 pmid:18644141 pmcid:PMC2490697 fatcat:jjp6qu2gbvf4naiyog7np5oxyq

Neuroscientific evidence for multisensory convergence and interaction

Emi Tanaka, Tetsuo Kida, Ryusuke Kakigi, Minoru Hoshiyama
2017 The Journal of Physical Fitness and Sports Medicine  
Investigation of multisensory processing began from neuroanatomical and neurophysiological studies at the level of single neurons.  ...  Accumulation of knowledge concerning neurons and progress in recording techniques of human brain activity have led to a massive expansion in recent neuroscientific studies using various combinations of  ...  to non-invasively record single-neuronal activity in healthy subjects (although one patient study reported multisensory properties of single neurons in the medial temporal lobe).  ... 
doi:10.7600/jpfsm.6.301 fatcat:77fod4dv2zfn5m6vpsfbgn2syy

Restrictive vs. non-restrictive composition: a magnetoencephalography study

Timothy Leffel, Miriam Lauter, Masha Westerlund, Liina Pylkkänen
2014 Language, Cognition and Neuroscience  
Recent research on the brain mechanisms underlying language processing has implicated the left anterior temporal lobe (LATL) as a central region for the composition of simple phrases.  ...  In this magnetoencephalography (MEG) study, we employed a simple question-answer paradigm to manipulate whether a prenominal adjective or determiner is interpreted restrictively, i.e., as limiting the  ...  Acknowledgement We thank Rebecca Egbert and Paul Del Prato for their help in data analysis and collection. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience  ... 
doi:10.1080/23273798.2014.956765 pmid:25379512 pmcid:PMC4205928 fatcat:6e5lmi53jfbgxonpepbzqwdacm

How neurons make meaning: brain mechanisms for embodied and abstract-symbolic semantics

Friedemann Pulvermüller
2013 Trends in Cognitive Sciences  
Therefore, an alternative proposal emphasizes semantic grounding of symbols in perception and action systems of the mind and brain [12] [13] [14] .  ...  However, brain imaging work and patient studies suggest that several different brain areas play a central role in semantic processing [3] [4] [5] , thus casting doubt on the existence of a single focal  ...  This work was supported by the Freie Universitä t Berlin (startup grant), Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Excellence Cluster 'Languages of Emotion'), and the EPSRC and BBSRC (BABEL grant 'Brain-inspired  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.tics.2013.06.004 pmid:23932069 fatcat:qdrmnxx2enft3dmfdbgarrqjk4

Differential contributions of left-hemispheric language regions to basic semantic composition [article]

Astrid Graessner, Emiliano Zaccarella, Gesa Hartwigsen
2019 bioRxiv   pre-print
Within this network, the functional connectivity between the left anterior inferior frontal gyrus, the bilateral presupplementary motor area and the posterior angular gyrus specifically increases during  ...  Despite growing interest in the basis of semantic composition, the neural correlates and the interaction of regions within this network remain a matter of debate.  ...  We thank the University of Minnesota Center for Magnetic Resonance Research for the provision of the multiband EPI sequence software.  ... 
doi:10.1101/2019.12.11.872457 fatcat:joztlosdfvhyticbjdtfybkete

Differential contributions of left-hemispheric language regions to basic semantic composition

Astrid Graessner, Emiliano Zaccarella, Gesa Hartwigsen
2021 Brain Structure and Function  
, including the anterior part of the left angular gyrus, is found active.  ...  Despite growing interest in the basis of semantic composition, the neural correlates and the interaction of regions within this network remain a matter of debate.  ...  We also like to thank Laura Nieberlein for her assistance in piloting the experiment. Moreover, we thank Angela D.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00429-020-02196-2 pmid:33515279 fatcat:4ybrslocqzdspfyp7nukevhcue

The meaning-making mechanism(s) behind the eyes and between the ears

Peter Hagoort
2019 Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Biological Sciences  
Finally, I shall present an initial sketch of how the dynamic interaction between temporo-parietal areas and inferior frontal cortex might instantiate the interpretation of linguistic utterances in the  ...  This article is part of the theme issue 'Towards mechanistic models of meaning composition'  ...  One is the anterior temporal lobe [38] , most likely a hub for concepts related to concrete nouns.  ... 
doi:10.1098/rstb.2019.0301 pmid:31840590 fatcat:ibjfvqhznfhrfnwugosuka74ka

The neural foundations of aesthetic appreciation

Camilo J. Cela-Conde, Luigi Agnati, Joseph P. Huston, Francisco Mora, Marcos Nadal
2011 Progress in Neurobiology  
Acknowledgements Camilo José Cela-Conde and Marcos Nadal were supported by the research grant HUM2007-64086/FISO awarded by the Spanish Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia.  ...  BA, brodmann area; DOC, dorsal occipital cortex; EEG, electroencephalography; FG, fusiform gyrus; fMRI, functional magnetic resonance imaging; IOG, inferior occipital gyrus; IPS, intraparietal sulcus; MEG  ...  Some patients with a specific form of frontotemporal dementia, known as semantic dementia, which involves neural degeneration in the left anterior temporal lobe, exhibit new interest in art.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.pneurobio.2011.03.003 pmid:21421021 fatcat:mq3qv5hoind4znnvp3zmckkcby
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