Are the anterior negativities to grammatical violations indexing working memory?

@article{MartnLoeches2005AreTA,
  title={Are the anterior negativities to grammatical violations indexing working memory?},
  author={Manuel Mart{\'i}n-Loeches and Francisco Mu{\~n}oz and Pilar Casado and A Melc{\'o}n and Carlos Fern{\'a}ndez-Fr{\'i}as},
  journal={Psychophysiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={42 5},
  pages={508-19}
}
Anterior negativities obtained when a grammatical rule is violated may reflect highly automatic first-pass parsing processes, the detection of a morphosyntactic mismatch, and/or the inability to assign the incoming word to the current phrase structure. However, for some theorists these negativities rather reflect some aspect of working memory processes. Event-related brain potentials (ERPs) obtained for word category and morphosyntactic violations were directly compared with effects obtained… CONTINUE READING

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