Cortical activation related to auditory semantic matching of concrete versus abstract words

CM Krause, T Astrom, Mira Karrasch, Matti Laine, L Sillanmaki

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    Conclusions: The auditorily elicited ERD/ERS reflects cortical activity associated with cognitive functions. The present findings demonstrate that the auditorily elicited ERD/ERS can reveal subtle differences in auditory information processing. Semantic memory processes (encoding and comparison) are reflected as varying responses in the two alpha frequency bands. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Original languageUndefined/Unknown
    Pages (from-to)1371–1377
    Number of pages7
    JournalClinical Neurophysiology
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - 1999
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • auditory processing
    • concreteness/abstractness
    • EEG
    • event-related desynchronization
    • event-related synchronization
    • semantic memory

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