Fronto-parietal network supports context-dependent speech comprehension

  title={Fronto-parietal network supports context-dependent speech comprehension},
  author={Dmitry Smirnov and Enrico Glerean and Juha M. Lahnakoski and Juha Salmi and Iiro P. J{\"a}{\"a}skel{\"a}inen and Mikko Sams and Lauri Nummenmaa},
Knowing the context of a discourse is an essential prerequisite for comprehension. Here we used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to disclose brain networks supporting context-dependent speech comprehension. During fMRI, 20 participants listened to 1-min spoken narratives preceded by pictures that were either contextually matching or mismatching with the narrative. Matching pictures increased narrative comprehension, decreased hemodynamic activity in Broca׳s area, and enhanced its… CONTINUE READING
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