Negative and affirmative sentences increase activation in different areas in the brain

@article{Christensen2009NegativeAA,
  title={Negative and affirmative sentences increase activation in different areas in the brain},
  author={Ken Ramsh{\o}j Christensen},
  journal={Journal of Neurolinguistics},
  year={2009},
  volume={22},
  pages={1-17}
}
Abstract Though negation is unique and central to human language, it has so far received little attention in cognitive neuroscience. The goal of the present study was to investigate the contrast between affirmative and negative sentences using fMRI, focusing on two central aspects, namely, (1) a semantic difference: affirmation is upward entailing, whereas negation is downward entailing; (2) a syntactic difference: negation involves more syntactic structure than affirmation. The behavioural… Expand

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