Neural correlates of partial lexical activation.

@article{Revill2008NeuralCO,
  title={Neural correlates of partial lexical activation.},
  author={Kathleen Pirog Revill and Richard N. Aslin and Michael K. Tanenhaus and Daphne Bavelier},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2008},
  volume={105 35},
  pages={13111-5}
}
As a spoken word unfolds over time, it is temporarily consistent with the acoustic forms of multiple words. Previous behavioral research has shown that, in the face of temporary ambiguity about how a word will end, multiple candidate words are briefly activated. Here, we provide neural imaging evidence that lexical candidates only temporarily consistent with the input activate perceptually based semantic representations. An artificial lexicon and novel visual environment were used to target… CONTINUE READING

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