Task related modulation of the motor system during language processing.

  title={Task related modulation of the motor system during language processing.},
  author={Marc Sato and M Shawn Mengarelli and Lucia Riggio and Vittorio Gallese and Giovanni Buccino},
  journal={Brain and language},
  volume={105 2},
Recent neurophysiological and brain imaging studies have shown that the motor system is involved in language processing. However, it is an open question whether this involvement is a necessary requisite to understand language or rather a side effect of distinct cognitive processes underlying it. In order to clarify this issue we carried out three behavioral experiments, using a go-no go paradigm. Italian verbs expressing hand actions, foot actions or an abstract content served as stimuli… CONTINUE READING
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