Modulation of the motor system during visual and auditory language processing

@article{Labruna2011ModulationOT,
  title={Modulation of the motor system during visual and auditory language processing},
  author={Ludovica Labruna and Miguel Fern{\'a}ndez-Del-Olmo and Ayelet N. Landau and Julie Duque and Richard B. Ivry},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
  year={2011},
  volume={211},
  pages={243-250}
}
Studies of embodied cognition have demonstrated the engagement of the motor system when people process action-related words and concepts. However, research using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to examine linguistic modulation in primary motor cortex has produced inconsistent results. Some studies report that action words produce an increase in corticospinal excitability; others, a decrease. Given the differences in methodology and modality, we re-examined this issue, comparing… CONTINUE READING
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