Expect the Unexpected : Event-related Brain Response to Morphosyntactic Violations

  title={Expect the Unexpected : Event-related Brain Response to Morphosyntactic Violations},
  author={Seana Coulson and Jonathan W. King and Marta Kutas},
Arguments about the existence of language-specific neural systems and particularly arguments about the independence of syntactic and semantic processing have recently focused on differences between the event-related potentials (ERPs) elicited by violations of syntactic structure (e.g. the P600) and those elicited by violations of semantic expectancy (e.g. the N400). However, the scalp distribution of the P600 component elicited by syntactic violations appears to resemble that elicited by rare… CONTINUE READING
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