W-20. Sentence reading: An fMRI study at 4T

Daphne Bavelier, Daphne Corina, Peter Jezzard, Vince Clark, Avi Karni, Sriram Padmanhaban, Josef Rauschecker, Robert Turner, Helen Neville

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In this study blood flow was monitored while monolingual right handed subjects read English sentences. Our results confirm the role of the left perisylvian cortex in language processing. However, individual subject analyses reveal a pattern of activation characterized by several, small, limited patches rather than a few large anatomically well-circumscribed centers. Between-subject analyses confirm a later-alized pattern of activation, indicate as active classical language areas such as Broca's, Wernicke's and the angular gyrus, and also point to areas only more recently considered as language-relevant including the anterior portion of the superior temporal lobe and the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-167
Number of pages3
JournalBrain and Cognition
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Cognitive Neuroscience


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