The neural correlates of language production
Cambridge, MA : MIT Press
InGazzaniga, M.S. (ed.), The new cognitive neurosciences, pp. 845-865
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PI Group Neurobiology of Language
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F.C. Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging
Gazzaniga, M.S. (ed.), The new cognitive neurosciences
This chapter reviews the findings of 58 word production experiments using different tasks and neuroimaging techniques. The reported cerebral activation sites are coded in a common anatomic reference system. Based on a functional model of language production, the different word production tasks are analyzed in terms of their processing components. This approach allows a distinction between the core process of word production and preceding taks-specific processes (lead-in processes) such as visual or auditory stimulus recognition. The core process of word production is subserved by a left-lateralized perisylvian/thalamic language production network. Within this network there seems to be functional specialization for the processing stages of word production. In addition, this chapter includes a discussion of the available evidence on syntactic production, self-monitoring, and the time course of word production.
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