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Brain mechanisms linking language and action
- F. Pulvermüller
- PsychologyNature Reviews Neuroscience
- 1 July 2005
For a long time the cortical systems for language and actions were believed to be independent modules. However, as these systems are reciprocally connected with each other, information about language…
Somatotopic Representation of Action Words in Human Motor and Premotor Cortex
Words in the brain's language
- F. Pulvermüller
- Psychology, BiologyBehavioral and Brain Sciences
- 1 April 1999
These results support a neurobiological model of language in the Hebbian tradition and provide evidence for processing differences between words and matched meaningless pseudowords, and between word classes, such as concrete content and abstract function words, and words evoking visual or motor associations.
Constraint-Induced Therapy of Chronic Aphasia After Stroke
Data suggest that the language skills of patients with chronic aphasia can be improved in a short period by use of an appropriate massed-practice technique that focuses on the patients’ communicative needs.
Motor cortex maps articulatory features of speech sounds
- F. Pulvermüller, M. Huss, Ferath Kherif, Fermín Moscoso del Prado Martín, O. Hauk, Y. Shtyrov
- Psychology, BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
- 16 May 2006
Sound-related somatotopic activation in precentral gyrus shows that, during speech perception, specific motor circuits are recruited that reflect phonetic distinctive features of the speech sounds encountered, thus providing direct neuroimaging support for specific links between the phonological mechanisms for speech perception and production.
Active perception: sensorimotor circuits as a cortical basis for language
Data show that language comprehension benefits from frontocentral action systems, indicating that action and perception circuits are interdependent.
Conceptual representations in mind and brain: Theoretical developments, current evidence and future directions
Functional links between motor and language systems
- F. Pulvermüller, O. Hauk, V. Nikulin, R. Ilmoniemi
- PsychologyEuropean Journal of Neuroscience
- 1 February 2005
The results show that the left hemispheric cortical systems for language and action are linked to each other in a category‐specific manner and that activation in motor and premotor areas can influence the processing of specific kinds of words semantically related to arm or leg actions.
The time course of visual word recognition as revealed by linear regression analysis of ERP data