Before the N400: effects of lexical-semantic violations in visual cortex.

@article{Dikker2011BeforeTN,
  title={Before the N400: effects of lexical-semantic violations in visual cortex.},
  author={Suzanne Dikker and Liina Pylkkanen},
  journal={Brain and language},
  year={2011},
  volume={118 1-2},
  pages={23-8}
}
There exists an increasing body of research demonstrating that language processing is aided by context-based predictions. Recent findings suggest that the brain generates estimates about the likely physical appearance of upcoming words based on syntactic predictions: words that do not physically look like the expected syntactic category show increased amplitudes in the visual M100 component, the first salient MEG response to visual stimulation. This research asks whether violations of… CONTINUE READING