Rapid syntactic pre-activation in Broca’s area: Concurrent electrophysiological and haemodynamic recordings

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T1 - Rapid syntactic pre-activation in Broca’s area

T2 - Brain Research

AU - Söderström, Pelle

AU - Horne, Merle

AU - Mannfolk, Peter

AU - van Westen, Danielle

AU - Roll, Mikael

PY - 2018

Y1 - 2018

N2 - Listeners are constantly trying to predict what the speaker will say next. We concurrently measured the electrophysiological and haemodynamic correlates of syntactic pre-activation, investigating when and where the brain processes speech melody cues to upcoming word order structure. Pre-activation of syntactic structure was reflected in a left-lateralised pre-activation negativity (PrAN), which was subserved by Broca’s area in the left inferior frontal gyrus, as well as the contiguous left anterior insula.

AB - Listeners are constantly trying to predict what the speaker will say next. We concurrently measured the electrophysiological and haemodynamic correlates of syntactic pre-activation, investigating when and where the brain processes speech melody cues to upcoming word order structure. Pre-activation of syntactic structure was reflected in a left-lateralised pre-activation negativity (PrAN), which was subserved by Broca’s area in the left inferior frontal gyrus, as well as the contiguous left anterior insula.

KW - ERP

KW - fMRI

KW - prediction

KW - speech processing

KW - prosody

KW - syntax

U2 - 10.1016/j.brainres.2018.06.004

DO - 10.1016/j.brainres.2018.06.004

M3 - Article

VL - 1697

SP - 76

EP - 82

JO - Brain Research

JF - Brain Research

SN - 1872-6240

ER -