Body-part-specific Representations of Semantic Noun Categories

  title={Body-part-specific Representations of Semantic Noun Categories},
  author={Francesca Carota and Rachel L. Moseley and Friedemann Pulverm{\"u}ller},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
Word meaning processing in the brain involves ventrolateral temporal cortex, but a semantic contribution of the dorsal stream, especially frontocentral sensorimotor areas, has been controversial. We here examine brain activation during passive reading of object-related nouns from different semantic categories, notably animal, food, and tool words, matched for a range of psycholinguistic features. Results show ventral stream activation in temporal cortex along with category-specific activation… CONTINUE READING