Ambiguity in the brain: what brain imaging reveals about the processing of syntactically ambiguous sentences.

@article{Mason2003AmbiguityIT,
  title={Ambiguity in the brain: what brain imaging reveals about the processing of syntactically ambiguous sentences.},
  author={Robert A. Mason and Marcel Adam Just and Timothy A. Keller and Patricia Carpenter},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition},
  year={2003},
  volume={29 6},
  pages={1319-38}
}
Two fMRI studies investigated the time course and amplitude of brain activity in language-related areas during the processing of syntactically ambiguous sentences. In Experiment 1, higher levels of activation were found during the reading of unpreferred syntactic structures as well as more complex structures. In Experiments 2A and 2B higher levels of brain activation were found for ambiguous sentences compared with unambiguous sentences matched for syntactic complexity, even when the… CONTINUE READING