MEG Evidence for Incremental Sentence Composition in the Anterior Temporal Lobe.

  title={MEG Evidence for Incremental Sentence Composition in the Anterior Temporal Lobe.},
  author={Jonathan R. Brennan and Liina Pylkk{\"a}nen},
  journal={Cognitive science},
  volume={41 Suppl 6},
Research investigating the brain basis of language comprehension has associated the left anterior temporal lobe (ATL) with sentence-level combinatorics. Using magnetoencephalography (MEG), we test the parsing strategy implemented in this brain region. The number of incremental parse steps from a predictive left-corner parsing strategy that is supported by psycholinguistic research is compared with those from a less-predictive strategy. We test for a correlation between parse steps and source… CONTINUE READING
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