Processing linguistic complexity and grammaticality in the left frontal cortex.

  title={Processing linguistic complexity and grammaticality in the left frontal cortex.},
  author={Angela D. Friederici and Christian J. Fiebach and Matthias Schlesewsky and Ina D. Bornkessel and Detlev Yves von Cramon},
  journal={Cerebral cortex},
  volume={16 12},
We used event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging to directly compare the hemodynamic responses associated with varying degrees of linguistic complexity with those engendered by the processing of ungrammatical utterances. We demonstrate a dissociation within the left inferior frontal cortex between the deep frontal operculum, which responds to syntactic violations, and a core region of Broca's area, that is, the inferior portion of the left pars opercularis in Brodmann area 44, the… CONTINUE READING
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