Syntactic processing in the human brain: what we know, what we don't know, and a suggestion for how to proceed.

@article{Fedorenko2012SyntacticPI,
  title={Syntactic processing in the human brain: what we know, what we don't know, and a suggestion for how to proceed.},
  author={Evelina Fedorenko and Alfonso Nieto-Casta{\~n}{\'o}n and Nancy Kanwisher},
  journal={Brain and language},
  year={2012},
  volume={120 2},
  pages={187-207}
}
For every claim in the neuroimaging literature about a particular brain region supporting syntactic processing, there exist other claims implicating the target region in different linguistic processes, and, in many cases, in non-linguistic cognitive processes (e.g., Blumstein, 2009). We argue that traditional group analysis methods in neuroimaging may obscure functional specificity because of inter-subject anatomical variability (Fedorenko & Kanwisher, 2009). In Fedorenko, Hsieh, Nieto-Castanon… CONTINUE READING