Lexical and syntactic representations in the brain: An fMRI investigation with multi-voxel pattern analyses

@article{Fedorenko2012LexicalAS,
  title={Lexical and syntactic representations in the brain: An fMRI investigation with multi-voxel pattern analyses},
  author={Evelina Fedorenko and Alfonso Nieto-Casta{\~n}{\'o}n and Nancy Kanwisher},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2012},
  volume={50},
  pages={499-513}
}
Work in theoretical linguistics and psycholinguistics suggests that human linguistic knowledge forms a continuum between individual lexical items and abstract syntactic representations, with most linguistic representations falling between the two extremes and taking the form of lexical items stored together with the syntactic/semantic contexts in which they frequently occur. Neuroimaging evidence further suggests that no brain region is selectively sensitive to only lexical information or only… CONTINUE READING
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