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Contrasting functional imaging parametric maps: The mislocation problem and alternative solutions
In the field of neuroimaging, researchers often resort to contrasting parametric maps to identify differences between conditions or populations. Unfortunately, contrast patterns mix effects related to amplitude and ...
Tracing the interplay between syntactic and lexical features: fMRI evidence from agreement comprehension
The current fMRI study was designed to investigate whether the processing of different gender-related cues embedded in nouns affects the computation of agreement dependencies and, if so, where this possible interaction ...
Theta oscillations mediate preactivation of highly expected word initial phonemes
(Scientific Reports, 2018)
Prediction has been proposed to be a fundamental neurocognitive mechanism. However, its role in language comprehension is currently under debate. In this magnetoencephalography study we aimed to find evidence of word-form ...
Reanalyzing language expectations: Native language knowledge modulates the sensitivity to intervening cues during anticipatory processing
We investigated how native language experience shapes anticipatory language processing. Two groups of bilinguals (either Spanish or Basque natives) performed a word matching task (WordMT) and a picture matching task ...
Delta(but not theta)-band cortical entrainment involves speech-specific processing
(European Journal of Neuroscience, 2018)
Cortical oscillations phase-align to the quasi-rhythmic structure of the speech envelope. This speech-brain entrainment has been reported in two frequency bands, that is both in the theta band (4-8 Hz) and in the delta ...
Perceptual facilitation of word recognition through motor activation during sentence comprehension
Despite the growing literature on anticipatory language processing, the brain dynamics of this high-level predictive process are still unclear. In the present MEG study, we analyzed pre- and post-stimulus oscillatory ...