Functional Neuroanatomy of Contextual Acquisition of Concrete and Abstract Words

@article{MestresMiss2009FunctionalNO,
  title={Functional Neuroanatomy of Contextual Acquisition of Concrete and Abstract Words},
  author={Anna Mestres-Miss{\'e} and Thomas F. M{\"u}nte and Antoni Rodr{\'i}guez-Fornells},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
  year={2009},
  volume={21},
  pages={2154-2171}
}
The meaning of a novel word can be acquired by extracting it from linguistic context. Here we simulated word learning of new words associated to concrete and abstract concepts in a variant of the human simulation paradigm that provided linguistic context information in order to characterize the brain systems involved. Native speakers of Spanish read pairs of sentences in order to derive the meaning of a new word that appeared in the terminal position of the sentences. fMRI revealed that… CONTINUE READING
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