Electrophysiological evidence for category-specific word processing in the normal human brain.

@article{Dehaene1995ElectrophysiologicalEF,
  title={Electrophysiological evidence for category-specific word processing in the normal human brain.},
  author={Stanislas Dehaene},
  journal={Neuroreport},
  year={1995},
  volume={6 16},
  pages={2153-7}
}
Selective impairment of word categories such as nouns vs verbs has suggested a regional representation of lexical knowledge in the human brain. The time course of visual word processing was investigated using event-related potentials (ERPs) in normal adults. Subjects performed a word classification task with five categories of stimuli: animal names, verbs, numerals, proper names and meaningless consonant strings. A bilateral posterior ERP difference between words and consonants first appeared… CONTINUE READING
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