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An Event-Related fMRI Study of Syntactic and Semantic Violations
We used event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging to identify brain regions involved in syntactic and semantic processing. Healthy adult males read well-formed sentences randomly intermixedExpand
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The Influence of Language Proficiency on Lexical Semantic Processing in Native and Late Learners of English
We investigated the influence of English proficiency on ERPs elicited by lexical semantic violations in English sentences, in both native English speakers and native Spanish speakers who learnedExpand
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Yeast mRNA splicing in vitro.
Synthetic actin and CYH2 pre-mRNAs containing a single intron are accurately spliced in a soluble whole cell extract of yeast. Splicing in vitro requires ATP. The excised intron is released as aExpand
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An ERP study of regular and irregular English past tense inflection
Compositionality is a critical and universal characteristic of human language. It is found at numerous levels, including the combination of morphemes into words and of words into phrases andExpand
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Changes in N400 topography following intensive speech language therapy for individuals with aphasia
Our goal was to characterize the effects of intensive aphasia therapy on the N400, an electrophysiological index of lexical-semantic processing. Immediately before and after 4 weeks of intensiveExpand
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A critical period for right hemisphere recruitment in American Sign Language processing
Signed languages such as American Sign Language (ASL) are natural languages that are formally similar to spoken languages, and thus present an opportunity to examine the effects of language structureExpand
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Dissociating neural subsystems for grammar by contrasting word order and inflection
An important question in understanding language processing is whether there are distinct neural mechanisms for processing specific types of grammatical structure, such as syntax versus morphology,Expand
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Brain systems mediating semantic and syntactic processing in deaf native signers: Biological invariance and modality specificity
Studies of written and spoken language suggest that nonidentical brain networks support semantic and syntactic processing. Event-related brain potential (ERP) studies of spoken and written languagesExpand
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Encoding, rehearsal, and recall in signers and speakers: shared network but differential engagement.
Short-term memory (STM), or the ability to hold verbal information in mind for a few seconds, is known to rely on the integrity of a frontoparietal network of areas. Here, we used functional magneticExpand
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Prosodic and narrative processing in American Sign Language: An fMRI study
Signed languages such as American Sign Language (ASL) are natural human languages that share all of the core properties of spoken human languages but differ in the modality through which they areExpand
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