The lexicon from a neurophysiological view
Journal/Book: Behav Brain Sci. 1999; 22: 40 West 20Th Street, New York, NY 10011-4211, USA. Cambridge Univ Press. 50+.
Abstract: (1) Reaction time (RT) studies give only a partial picture of language processing, hence it may be risky to use the output of the computational model to inspire neurophysiological investigations instead of seeking further neurophysiological data to adjust the RT based theory. (2) There is neurophysiological evidence for differences in the cortical representation of different word categories; this could be integrated into a future version of the Levelt model. (3) EEG/MEG coherence analysis allows the monitoring of synchronous electrical activity in large groups of neurons in the cortex; this is especially interesting for activation based network models.
Note: Editorial Muller HM, Univ Bielefeld, Fac Linguist, Expt Neurolinguist Grp, D-33501 Bielefeld, GERMANY
Keyword(s): POTENTIALS; NOUNS; CONCRETE