Functional neuroanatomy of the cognitive process of mapping during discourse comprehension.

  title={Functional neuroanatomy of the cognitive process of mapping during discourse comprehension.},
  author={David A. Robertson and Morton Ann Gernsbacher and Silvia Guidotti and Rachel R. W. Robertson and William J. Irwin and Bryan J Mock and Michael E Campana},
  journal={Psychological science},
  volume={11 3},
We used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to identify brain regions involved in the process of mapping coherent discourse onto a developing mental representation. We manipulated discourse coherence by presenting sentences with definite articles (which lead to more coherent discourse) or indefinite articles (which lead to less coherent discourse). Comprehending connected discourse, compared with reading unrelated sentences, produced more neural activity in the right than left… CONTINUE READING
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