Neural correlates of early-closure garden-path processing: Effects of prosody and plausibility

  title={Neural correlates of early-closure garden-path processing: Effects of prosody and plausibility},
  author={Dirk-Bart den Ouden and Michael Walsh Dickey and Catherine Anderson and Kiel Christianson},
  journal={Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology},
  pages={926 - 949}
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) was used to investigate neural correlates of early-closure garden-path sentence processing and use of extrasyntactic information to resolve temporary syntactic ambiguities. Sixteen participants performed an auditory picture verification task on sentences presented with natural versus flat intonation. Stimuli included sentences in which the garden-path interpretation was plausible, implausible because of a late pragmatic cue, or implausible because of… 

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