EEG theta and alpha responses reveal qualitative differences in processing taxonomic versus thematic semantic relationships.

@article{Maguire2010EEGTA,
  title={EEG theta and alpha responses reveal qualitative differences in processing taxonomic versus thematic semantic relationships.},
  author={Mandy J. Maguire and Matthew R. Brier and Thomas C. Ferr{\'e}e},
  journal={Brain and language},
  year={2010},
  volume={114 1},
  pages={16-25}
}
Despite the importance of semantic relationships to our understanding of semantic knowledge, the nature of the neural processes underlying these abilities are not well understood. In order to investigate these processes, 20 healthy adults listened to thematically related (e.g., leash-dog), taxonomically related (e.g., horse-dog), or unrelated (e.g., desk-dog) noun pairs as their EEG was recorded. The data were analyzed using both event-related potentials (ERP) and event-related spectral… CONTINUE READING