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Word order and Broca’s region: Evidence for a supra-syntactic perspective

It has often been suggested that the role of Broca’s region in sentence comprehension can be explained with reference to general cognitive mechanisms (e.g. working memory, cognitive control). 213 more words

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Neural development of networks for audiovisual speech comprehension

Everyday conversation is both an auditory and a visual phenomenon. While visual speech information enhances comprehension for the listener, evidence suggests that the ability to benefit from this information improves with development. 220 more words

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From Phonemes to Articulatory Codes: An fMRI Study of the Role of Broca's Area in Speech Production

We used event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging to investigate the neuroanatomical substrates of phonetic encoding and the generation of articulatory codes from phonological representations. Our focus was on the role of the left inferior frontal gyrus (LIFG) and in particular whether the LIFG plays a role in sublexical phonological processing such as syllabification or whether it is directly involved in phonetic encoding and the generation of articulatory codes. 129 more words

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From Phonemes to Articulatory Codes: An fMRI Study of the Role of Broca's Area in Speech Production

We used event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging to investigate the neuroanatomical substrates of phonetic encoding and the generation of articulatory codes from phonological representations. Our focus was on the role of the left inferior frontal gyrus (LIFG) and in particular whether the LIFG plays a role in sublexical phonological processing such as syllabification or whether it is directly involved in phonetic encoding and the generation of articulatory codes. 129 more words

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Broca’s area: Nomenclature, anatomy, typology and asymmetry

In this review, we (i) describe the nomenclature of Broca’s area and show how the circumscribed definition of Broca’s area is disassociated from Broca’s aphasia, (ii) describe in detail how the gross anatomy of Broca’s area varies between people, and how the definitions vary between studies, (iii) attempt to reconcile the findings of structural asymmetry of Broca’s area with the differences in methodological approaches, (iv) consider the functional significance of cytoarchitectonic definitions of Broca’s area, and (v) critically elucidate the significance of circumscribed regions of cortex for language lateralisation and language development. 151 more words

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