Title

fMRI characterization of the language formulation area.

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

Christina L. Salnaitis

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2008

Date Issued

January 2008

Date Available

June 2014

ISSN

0006-8993

Abstract

Participants read sentences presented one word at a time, half of which ended with a semantically incongruent ending. 1.5T functional magnetic resonance imaging data were collected from 11 participants, showing that the left posterior inferior temporal region, which has previously been termed the Language Formulation Area (LFA), responded to cloze probability. It is suggested, based on anatomical positioning and a literature review, that the responsiveness of the LFA to cloze probabilities may reflect a role in coordinating the lexical and non-lexical reading pathways. Finally, it is noted that previous studies have implicated this region in dyslexia and some speculations are made in this regard.

Comments

Abstract only. Full-text article is available through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Brain Research, 1229, 179-192. Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link provided.

Language

en_US

Publisher

Elsevier

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
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