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

  title={Task-dependent semantic interference in language production: an fMRI study.},
  author={Katharina Spalek and Sharon L. Thompson-Schill},
  journal={Brain and language},
  volume={107 3},
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

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.
18 Citations
36 References
Similar Papers


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 18 extracted citations


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 36 references

Thompson-Schill / Brain and Language xxx

  • S.L.K. Spalek
  • 2008
Highly Influential
5 Excerpts

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…