Effects of the emotional connotations in words on the frontal areas--a spatially filtered MEG study.

@article{Hirata2007EffectsOT,
  title={Effects of the emotional connotations in words on the frontal areas--a spatially filtered MEG study.},
  author={Masayuki Hirata and Syunsuke Koreeda and Kotoe Sakihara and Amami Kato and Toshiki Yoshimine and Shiro Yorifuji},
  journal={NeuroImage},
  year={2007},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={420-9}
}
The objective of this study was to elucidate how and where emotional connotations in words influenced linguistic processing in the language-related areas. We recorded neuromagnetic signals in nine right-handed and one left-handed healthy volunteers while they silently read emotional and emotionless words written in Japanese kanji characters, and investigated the distribution of the cerebral oscillatory changes using synthetic aperture magnetometry. Event-related desynchronizations (ERDs) in the… CONTINUE READING

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