Language comprehension dependent on emotional context: A magnetoencephalography study

  title={Language comprehension dependent on emotional context: A magnetoencephalography study},
  author={Aya Ihara and Qiang Wei and Ayumu Matani and Norio Fujimaki and Haruko Yagura and Takeshi Nogai and Hiroaki Umehara and Tsutomu Murata},
  journal={Neuroscience Research},
Effects of emotionally induced language sounds on brain activations for communication
The analysis of the experimental results demonstrated that almost all the brain areas monitored by the NIRS probes were activated more when the subjects listened to emotional language sounds than to non-emotional sounds.
Aberrant attentive and inattentive brain activity to auditory negative words, and its relation to persecutory delusion in patients with schizophrenia
The present results indicate that the significantly impaired brain activity in response to auditorily presented negatively valenced words in the right pars triangularis of the inferior frontal gyrus is associated with the pathogenesis of positive symptoms such as persecutory delusion.
The Effects of the Literal Meaning of Emotional Phrases on the Identification of Vocal Emotions
  • S. Shigeno
  • Psychology
    Journal of psycholinguistic research
  • 2018
The different results for Japanese and random-spliced Japanese suggested that the literal meaning of emotional phrases influences the listeners’ perception of the speaker’s emotion, and that Japanese participants could infer speakers’ intended emotions in the incongruent condition.
Impacts of Emotional Ambient Sounds on Face Detection Sensitivity
The results showed that fear ambient sounds could enhance detection sensitivity for neutral faces but not fear faces, and suggest that emotional contexts affecting visual detection largely depend on the valence and presentation forms of emotion information.
Accuracy of Estimating Strengths of Dipole Moments from a Small Number of Magnetoencephalographic Trial Data
A new method based on a minimum modified-l1-norm to obtain the dependence of strengths on the presented stimuli from a limited number of trial data, which can plot an activation-strength versus stimulus-parameter curve with better sensitivity.


FMRI study of emotional speech comprehension.
Functional magnetic resonance imaging revealed that sentences with affective semantic content--with or without affective prosody--led to an increase in activation of a left inferior frontal area involved in the retrieval of semantic knowledge.
Identification of emotional intonation evaluated by fMRI
Recognition of emotional prosody and verbal components of spoken language: an fMRI study.
Understanding emotional prosody activates right hemisphere regions.
Neurologically healthy subjects activate right hemisphere regions during emotional prosody recognition and whether these differ from those involved in understanding emotion based on propositional content is investigated.
Cerebral processing of linguistic and emotional prosody: fMRI studies.
Perception of emotional intonation by brain-damaged adults: the influence of task processing levels.
Perception of moods from the tone-of-voice of semantically neutral phrases following unilateral cerebrovascular accident indicated that the right hemisphere in men was primarily involved in the reception and recognition of emotional prosodic stimuli.