Modality-independent decoding of semantic information from the human brain.

  title={Modality-independent decoding of semantic information from the human brain.},
  author={Irina Simanova and Peter Hagoort and Robert Oostenveld and Marcel A J van Gerven},
  journal={Cerebral cortex},
  volume={24 2},
An ability to decode semantic information from fMRI spatial patterns has been demonstrated in previous studies mostly for 1 specific input modality. In this study, we aimed to decode semantic category independent of the modality in which an object was presented. Using a searchlight method, we were able to predict the stimulus category from the data while participants performed a semantic categorization task with 4 stimulus modalities (spoken and written names, photographs, and natural sounds… CONTINUE READING
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