• Publications
  • Influence
Brain mechanisms linking language and action
  • F. Pulvermüller
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • Nature 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 languageExpand
Words in the brain's language.
  • F. Pulvermüller
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Behavioral and brain sciences
  • 1 April 1999
TLDR
The 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. Expand
Somatotopic Representation of Action Words in Human Motor and Premotor Cortex
TLDR
It is demonstrated that the referential meaning of action words has a correlate in the somatotopic activation of motor and premotor cortex, which rules out a unified "meaning center" in the human brain and supports a dynamic view according to which words are processed by distributed neuronal assemblies with cortical topographies that reflect word semantics. Expand
A theory of lexical access in speech production. [Abstract]
TLDR
The model can handle some of the main observations in the domain of speech errors (the major empirical domain for most other theories of lexical access), and the theory opens new ways of approaching the cerebral organization of speech production by way of high-temporal-resolution imaging. Expand
Constraint-Induced Therapy of Chronic Aphasia After Stroke
TLDR
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. Expand
Motor cortex maps articulatory features of speech sounds
TLDR
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. Expand
The Motor Somatotopy of Speech Perception
TLDR
A neurofunctional double dissociation is found in speech sound discrimination, supporting the idea that motor structures provide a specific functional contribution to the perception of speech sounds. Expand
Active perception: sensorimotor circuits as a cortical basis for language
TLDR
Data show that language comprehension benefits from frontocentral action systems, indicating that action and perception circuits are interdependent. Expand
Functional links between motor and language systems
TLDR
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. Expand
How neurons make meaning: brain mechanisms for embodied and abstract-symbolic semantics
  • F. Pulvermüller
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Trends in Cognitive Sciences
  • 1 September 2013
TLDR
Four semantic mechanisms are proposed and spelt out at the level of neuronal circuits: referential semantics, which establishes links between symbols and the objects and actions they are used to speak about; combinatorial semantics. Expand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...