How necessary are the stripes of a tiger?: Diagnostic and characteristic features in an fMRI study of word meaning

@article{Grossman2007HowNA,
  title={How necessary are the stripes of a tiger?: Diagnostic and characteristic features in an fMRI study of word meaning},
  author={Murray Grossman and Vanessa Troiani and Phyllis L Koenig and Melissa Work and P Quincy Moore},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2007},
  volume={45},
  pages={1055-1064}
}
This study contrasted two approaches to word meaning: the statistically determined role of high-contribution features like striped in the meaning of complex nouns like "tiger" typically used in studies of semantic memory, and the contribution of diagnostic features like parent's brother that play a critical role in the meaning of nominal kinds like "uncle." fMRI monitored regional brain activity while participants read complex noun descriptions consisting of statistically high-contribution and… CONTINUE READING

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