The Response of Left Temporal Cortex to Sentences

  title={The Response of Left Temporal Cortex to Sentences},
  author={Rik Vandenberghe and Anna Christina Nobre and Cathy J. Price},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
The meaning of a sentence differs from the sum of the meanings of its constituents. Left anterior temporal cortex responds to sentences more strongly than to unconnected words. We hypothesized that the anterior temporal response to sentences is due to this difference in meaning (compositional semantics). Using positron emission tomography (PET), we studied four experimental conditions (2 2 factorial design): In one condition, subjects read normal sentences. In a second condition, they read… 

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