Category-Specific versus Category-General Semantic Impairment Induced by Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

@inproceedings{Pobric2010CategorySpecificVC,
  title={Category-Specific versus Category-General Semantic Impairment Induced by Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation},
  author={Gorana Pobric and Elizabeth Jefferies and Matthew A Lambon Ralph},
  booktitle={Current Biology},
  year={2010}
}
Semantic cognition permits us to bring meaning to our verbal and nonverbal experiences and to generate context- and time-appropriate behavior. It is core to language and nonverbal skilled behaviors and, when impaired after brain damage, it generates significant disability. A fundamental neuroscience question is, therefore, how does the brain code and generate semantic cognition? Historical and some contemporary theories emphasize that conceptualization stems from the joint action of modality… CONTINUE READING
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