The different neural correlates of action and functional knowledge in semantic memory: an FMRI study.

  title={The different neural correlates of action and functional knowledge in semantic memory: an FMRI study.},
  author={Nicola Canessa and Francesca Borgo and Stefano F. Cappa and Daniela Perani and Andrea Falini and Giovanni Buccino and Marco Tettamanti and Tim Shallice},
  journal={Cerebral cortex},
  volume={18 4},
Previous reports suggest that the internal organization of semantic memory is in terms of different "types of knowledge," including "sensory" (information about perceptual features), "action" (motor-based knowledge of object utilization), and "functional" (abstract properties, as function and context of use). Consistent with this view, a specific loss of action knowledge, with preserved functional knowledge, has been recently observed in patients with left frontoparietal lesions. The opposite… 

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