Grammar Processing Outside the Focus of Attention: an MEG Study

  title={Grammar Processing Outside the Focus of Attention: an MEG Study},
  author={Yury Shtyrov and Friedemann Pulvermller and Risto Ntnen and Risto J. Ilmoniemi},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
To address the cerebral processing of grammar, we used whole-head high-density magnetoencephalography to record the brain's magnetic fields elicited by grammatically correct and incorrect auditory stimuli in the absence of directed attention to the stimulation. The stimuli were minimal short phrases of the Finnish language differing only in one single phoneme (word-final inflectional affix), which rendered them as either grammatical or ungrammatical. Acoustic and lexical differences were… CONTINUE READING
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