Integration or Predictability? A Further Specification of the Functional Role of Gamma Oscillations in Language Comprehension

@inproceedings{Wang2012IntegrationOP,
  title={Integration or Predictability? A Further Specification of the Functional Role of Gamma Oscillations in Language Comprehension},
  author={Lin Wang and Zude Zhu and Marcel C. M. Bastiaansen},
  booktitle={Front. Psychology},
  year={2012}
}
Gamma-band neuronal synchronization during sentence-level language comprehension has previously been linked with semantic unification. Here, we attempt to further narrow down the functional significance of gamma during language comprehension, by distinguishing between two aspects of semantic unification: successful integration of word meaning into the sentence context, and prediction of upcoming words. We computed event-related potentials (ERPs) and frequency band-specific… CONTINUE READING