Intersections between production and other cognitive domains

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Oscillations and language production

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Language neuroplasticity in brain tumour patients revealed by magnetoencephalography

Language impairment in brain tumour patients may be missed since standardised tests fail to capture mild deficits. Neuroplasticity may also contribute to minimising language impairments. To address this possibility, we examined 14 patients with …

Speaking waves: neuronal oscillations in language production

Language production involves the retrieval of information from memory, the planning of an articulatory programme, and executive control and self-monitoring. These processes can be related to the domains of long-term memory, motor control, and …

The role of the uncinate fasciculus and inferior longitudinal fasciculus in healthy and disordered language production

Language production in neurological populations

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Investigating the Spatial and Temporal Components of Speech Production

The cognitive processes and neural mechanisms supporting language production have received considerably less research attention than those involved in language comprehension. This situation is partly attributable to the methodological challenges …

Roles of ventral versus dorsal pathways in language production: An awake language mapping study

Human language is organized along two main processing streams connecting posterior temporal cortex and inferior frontal cortex in the left hemisphere, travelling dorsal and ventral to the Sylvian fissure. Some views propose a dorsal motor versus …

Lexical selection with competing distractors: Evidence from left temporal lobe lesions

According to the competition account of lexical selection in word production, conceptually driven word retrieval involves the activation of a set of candidate words in left temporal cortex and competitive selection of the intended word from this set, …

Distributional analysis of semantic interference in picture naming

In picture-word interference experiments, participants name pictures (e.g., of a cat) while trying to ignore distractor words. Mean response time (RT) is typically longer with semantically related distractor words (e.g., dog) than with unrelated …