The neural systems of tool and action semantics: a perspective from functional imaging.

@article{Noppeney2008TheNS,
  title={The neural systems of tool and action semantics: a perspective from functional imaging.},
  author={Uta Noppeney},
  journal={Journal of physiology, Paris},
  year={2008},
  volume={102 1-3},
  pages={40-9}
}
This review discusses the contributions of functional imaging (fMRI/PET) to our understanding of how action and tool concepts are represented and processed in the human brain. Category-selective deficits in neuropsychological patients have suggested a fine-grained functional specialization within the neural systems of semantics. However, the underlying principles of semantic organization remain controversial. The feature-based account of semantic memory (or 'sensory-motor theory') predicates… CONTINUE READING