The cortical representation of speech

Mazoyer, Bernard; Tzourio, Nathalie et Frak, Victor (1993). « The cortical representation of speech ». Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 5(4), pp. 467-479.

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In this study, we compare regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) while French monolingual subjects listen to continuous speech in an unknown language, to lists of French words, or to meaningful and distorted stories in French. Our results show that, in addition to regions devoted to single-word comprehension, processing of meaningful stories activates the left middle temporal gyrus, the left and right temporal poles, and a superior prefrontal area in the left frontal lobe. Among these regions, only the temporal poles remain activated whenever sentences with acceptable syntax and prosody are presented.

Type: Article de revue scientifique
Mots-clés ou Sujets: Speech. French. Brain. Temporal poles
Unité d'appartenance: Faculté des sciences
Déposé par: Victor Frak
Date de dépôt: 17 mai 2010 14:23
Dernière modification: 01 nov. 2014 02:14
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