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Musical syntax is processed in Broca's area: an MEG study
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.
Syntactic Gender and Semantic Expectancy: ERPs Reveal Early Autonomy and Late Interaction
This finding indicates that syntactic and semantic processes are autonomous during an early processing stage, whereas these information types interact during a later processing phase.
Music, language and meaning: brain signatures of semantic processing
- S. Koelsch, E. Kasper, D. Sammler, K. Schulze, T. Gunter, A. Friederici
- PsychologyNature Neuroscience
- 1 March 2004
The results indicate that both music and language can prime the meaning of a word, and that music can, as language, determine physiological indices of semantic processing.
Neural correlates of the processing of co-speech gestures
When syntax meets semantics.
A reanalysis interpretation of the P600 could explain why the extent of the reanalysis differed with syntactic complexity and probability of ungrammaticality.
Bach Speaks: A Cortical “Language-Network” Serves the Processing of Music
- S. Koelsch, T. Gunter, D. Y. Cramon, S. Zysset, G. Lohmann, A. Friederici
- Biology, PsychologyNeuroImage
- 1 October 2002
The present fMRI-data reveal that the human brain employs this neuronal network also for the processing of musical information, suggesting that the cortical network known to support language processing is less domain-specific than previously believed.
Working memory constraints on syntactic processing: an electrophysiological investigation.
The finding that online syntacticprocessing is related to WM span and to additional WM load does not support the theory that there is a WM capacity specific for syntactic processing.
Zooming into L2: global language context and adjustment affect processing of interlingual homographs in sentences.
Integration of iconic gestures and speech in left superior temporal areas boosts speech comprehension under adverse listening conditions
Isn't It Ironic? An Electrophysiological Exploration of Figurative Language Processing
During the comprehension of irony, no semantic integration difficulty arises, but late inferential processes appear to be necessary for understanding ironic meanings (presence of P600), which calls for a revision of current models of figurative language processing.