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Towards a neural basis of auditory sentence processing
  • A. Friederici
  • Psychology
    Trends in Cognitive Sciences
  • 1 February 2002
The brain basis of language processing: from structure to function.
  • A. Friederici
  • Biology, Psychology
    Physiological reviews
  • 1 October 2011
TLDR
Networks involving the temporal cortex and the inferior frontal cortex with a clear left lateralization were shown to support syntactic processes, whereas less lateralized temporo-frontal networks subserve semantic processes.
Investigating emotion with music: An fMRI study
TLDR
In all of the mentioned structures, except the hippocampus, activations increased over time during the presentation of the musical stimuli, indicating that the effects of emotion processing have temporal dynamics; the temporal dynamics have so far mainly been neglected in the functional imaging literature.
The role of left inferior frontal and superior temporal cortex in sentence comprehension: localizing syntactic and semantic processes.
TLDR
Comparisons of the two anomalous conditions revealed higher levels of activation for the syntactic over the semantic condition in the left basal ganglia and for the semantic over the syntactically incorrect conditions in the mid-portion of the superior temporal gyrus, bilaterally.
The Time Course of Syntactic Activation During Language Processing: A Model Based on Neuropsychological and Neurophysiological Data
TLDR
A model describing the temporal and neurotopological structure of syntactic processes during comprehension postulates three distinct phases of language comprehension, two of which are primarily syntactic in nature.
Brain Indices of Music Processing: Nonmusicians are Musical
TLDR
The amplitudes of both early and late negativities were found to be sensitive to the degree of musical expectancy induced by the preceding harmonic context, and to the probability for deviant acoustic events.
The brain differentiates human and non-human grammars: Functional localization and structural connectivity
TLDR
It is shown that the processing of local transitions is subserved by the left frontal operculum, a region that is phylogenetically older than Broca’s area, which specifically holds responsible the computation of hierarchical dependencies.
Musical syntax is processed in Broca's area: an MEG study
TLDR
The present experiment designed to localize the neural substrates that process music-syntactic incongruities, using magnetoencephalography (MEG), finds that these areas are also responsible for an analysis of incoming harmonic sequences, indicating that these regions process syntactic information that is less language-specific than previously believed.
fMRI Evidence for Dual Routes to the Mental Lexicon in Visual Word Recognition
TLDR
Event-related fMRI was used to investigate lexical decisions to words of high and low frequency of occurrence and to pseudowords, and bilateral occipito-temporal brain areas and posterior left middle temporal gyrus were identified as contributing to the successful mapping of orthographic percepts onto visual word form representations.
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