Neural representation of verb meaning: an fMRI study.

  title={Neural representation of verb meaning: an fMRI study.},
  author={Murray Grossman and Phyllis L Koenig and Chris DeVita and Guila Glosser and David Alsop and John A. Detre and James Gee},
  journal={Human brain mapping},
  volume={15 2},
The neural basis for verb comprehension has proven elusive, in part because of the limited range of verb categories that have been assessed. In the present study, 16 healthy young adults were probed for the meaning associated with verbs of MOTION and verbs of COGNITION. We observed distinct patterns of activation for each verb subcategory: MOTION verbs are associated with recruitment of left ventral temporal-occipital cortex, bilateral prefrontal cortex and caudate, whereas COGNITION verbs are… CONTINUE READING

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