Conceptual knowledge is underpinned by the temporal pole bilaterally: convergent evidence from rTMS.

@article{Ralph2009ConceptualKI,
  title={Conceptual knowledge is underpinned by the temporal pole bilaterally: convergent evidence from rTMS.},
  author={Matthew A Lambon Ralph and Gorana Pobric and Elizabeth Jefferies},
  journal={Cerebral cortex},
  year={2009},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={832-8}
}
Conceptual knowledge provides the basis on which we bring meaning to our world. Studies of semantic dementia patients and some functional neuroimaging studies indicate that the anterior temporal lobes, bilaterally, are the core neural substrate for the formation of semantic representations. This hypothesis remains controversial, however, as traditional neurological models of comprehension do not posit a role for these regions. To adjudicate on this debate, we conducted 2 novel experiments that… CONTINUE READING
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