Distinct frontal regions subserve evaluation of linguistic and emotional aspects of speech intonation.

@article{Wildgruber2004DistinctFR,
  title={Distinct frontal regions subserve evaluation of linguistic and emotional aspects of speech intonation.},
  author={Dirk Wildgruber and Ingo Hertrich and Axel Riecker and Michael Erb and Silke Anders and Wolfgang Grodd and Hermann Ackermann},
  journal={Cerebral cortex},
  year={2004},
  volume={14 12},
  pages={1384-9}
}
In addition to the propositional content of verbal utterances, significant linguistic and emotional information is conveyed by the tone of speech. To differentiate brain regions subserving processing of linguistic and affective aspects of intonation, discrimination of sentences differing in linguistic accentuation and emotional expressiveness was evaluated by functional magnetic resonance imaging. Both tasks yielded rightward lateralization of hemodynamic responses at the level of the… CONTINUE READING

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