Task-dependent semantic interference in language production: an fMRI study.

@article{Spalek2008TaskdependentSI,
  title={Task-dependent semantic interference in language production: an fMRI study.},
  author={Katharina Spalek and Sharon L. Thompson-Schill},
  journal={Brain and language},
  year={2008},
  volume={107 3},
  pages={220-8}
}
We used fMRI to investigate competition during language production in two word production tasks: object naming and color naming of achromatic line drawings. Generally, fMRI activation was higher for color naming. The line drawings were followed by a word (the distractor word) that referred to either the object, a related object, or an unrelated object. The effect of the distractor word on the BOLD response was qualitatively different for the two tasks. The activation pattern suggests two… CONTINUE READING

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