The functional role of motor activation in language processing: Motor cortical oscillations support lexical-semantic retrieval

@article{Elk2010TheFR,
  title={The functional role of motor activation in language processing: Motor cortical oscillations support lexical-semantic retrieval},
  author={Michiel van Elk and Hein T. van Schie and Rolf A. Zwaan and Harold Bekkering},
  journal={NeuroImage},
  year={2010},
  volume={50},
  pages={665-677}
}
There is increasing experimental evidence that processing action-related language results in the automatic activation of associated regions of the motor and premotor cortex. However, the functional significance of motor activation in language processing is still under debate. In the present EEG study, we set out to investigate if language-induced motor activation primarily reflects the retrieval of lexical-semantic information or post-lexical motor imagery. The processing of action verbs was… CONTINUE READING

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