Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Sentence comprehension

Neural Synchronization Mediates on-Line Sentence Processing: EEG Coherence Evidence from Filler-Gap Constructions

Type: 
Peer-reviewed Article
Research Area: 
Cognitive Neuroscience

This study investigated cognitive & neural processes involved in gap filling during on-line sentence comprehension. Electroencephalogram (EEG) coherences were used to demonstrate that increases in the synchronization of neural activity in different cortical regions occur during gap filling when load in semantic working memory is high due to semantically unrelated words in the filler-gap interval. Sentences could either require gap filling at a verb or not, & the nouns preceding the verb could be either semantically related or unrelated.

Publication: 
Psychophysiology
Year: 
2002
Volume: 
39(6)
Pages: 
820-825
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