Activations of "motor" and other non-language structures during sentence comprehension.

  title={Activations of "motor" and other non-language structures during sentence comprehension.},
  author={Laurie A. Stowe and Anne M. J. Paans and Albertus A. Wijers and Frans Zwarts},
  journal={Brain and language},
  volume={89 2},
In this paper we report the results of an experiment in which subjects read syntactically unambiguous and ambiguous sentences which were disambiguated after several words to the less likely possibility. Understanding such sentences involves building an initial structure, inhibiting the non-preferred structure, detecting that later input is incompatible with the initial structure, and reactivating the alternative structure. The ambiguous sentences activated four areas more than the unambiguous… CONTINUE READING
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