Please Get to the Point! A Cortical Correlate of Linguistic Informativeness

@article{Marini2012PleaseGT,
  title={Please Get to the Point! A Cortical Correlate of Linguistic Informativeness},
  author={Andrea Marini and Cosimo Urgesi},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
  year={2012},
  volume={24},
  pages={2211-2222}
}
The production of informative messages is an effortful endeavor that relies on the interaction between microlinguistic (i.e., lexical and grammatical) and macrolinguistic (i.e., pragmatic and discourse) levels of processing. Although the neural correlates of microlinguistic processing have been extensively studied, investigation of the ability to organize the macrolinguistic aspects of message production is scanty. In this article, we show that repetitive TMS of the dorsal portion of the… CONTINUE READING
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