EEG theta and gamma responses to semantic violations in online sentence processing.

@article{Hald2006EEGTA,
  title={EEG theta and gamma responses to semantic violations in online sentence processing.},
  author={Lea Ann Hald and Marcel C. M. Bastiaansen and Peter Hagoort},
  journal={Brain and language},
  year={2006},
  volume={96 1},
  pages={90-105}
}
We explore the nature of the oscillatory dynamics in the EEG of subjects reading sentences that contain a semantic violation. More specifically, we examine whether increases in theta ( approximately 3-7 Hz) and gamma (around 40 Hz) band power occur in response to sentences that were either semantically correct or contained a semantically incongruent word (semantic violation). ERP results indicated a classical N400 effect. A wavelet-based time-frequency analysis revealed a theta band power… CONTINUE READING
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