A functional MRI analysis of comprehension processes of Japanese sentences.

@article{Inui1998AFM,
  title={A functional MRI analysis of comprehension processes of Japanese sentences.},
  author={Toshio Inui and Yo Otsu and Shigeki Tanaka and Tomohisa Okada and Sadahiko Nishizawa and J. Konishi},
  journal={Neuroreport},
  year={1998},
  volume={9 14},
  pages={
          3325-8
        }
}
We tried to identify the mechanisms directly related to syntactic processing in an fMRI experiment using strictly controlled sets of verbal stimuli. In two conditions, center-embedding and left-branching conditions, the same sets of words were used to construct stimulus sentences, while only the word order reflecting their syntactic structure was different. The subject's task was to understand the relationship among three characters mentioned in the sentences. A difference of activation in… CONTINUE READING
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