An approach to separating the levels of hierarchical structure building in language and mathematics.

@article{Makuuchi2012AnAT,
  title={An approach to separating the levels of hierarchical structure building in language and mathematics.},
  author={Michiru Makuuchi and J{\"o}rg Bahlmann and Angela D. Friederici},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  year={2012},
  volume={367 1598},
  pages={2033-45}
}
We aimed to dissociate two levels of hierarchical structure building in language and mathematics, namely 'first-level' (the build-up of hierarchical structure with externally given elements) and 'second-level' (the build-up of hierarchical structure with internally represented elements produced by first-level processes). Using functional magnetic resonance imaging, we investigated these processes in three domains: sentence comprehension, arithmetic calculation (using Reverse Polish notation… CONTINUE READING
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