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AbstractSeveral clinical studies have reported a double dissociation between abstract and concrete concepts, suggesting that they are processed by at least partly different networks in the brain. However, neuroimaging data seem not in line with neuropsychological reports. Using the ALE method, we run a meta-analysis on 32 brain-activation imaging studies that considered only nouns and verbs. Five clusters were associated with concrete words, four clusters with abstract words. When only nounsdoi:10.1038/s41598-021-94506-9 pmid:34344915 pmcid:PMC8333331 fatcat:hts7macjkvanlpupzhpepbjjsq