THE ROLE OF BROCA’S AREA IN SYNTAX: A TMS STUDY ON WRITTEN GREEK LANGUAGE

  • Stefopoulou Maria-Korina Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece, Speech & Language Therapy Department, Greece
  • Chroni Elizabeth University of Patras, School of Medicine, Greece
  • Bezerianos Anastasios University of Patras, School of Medicine, Greece
  • Kouvelas Elias D. University of Patras, School of Medicine, Greece
  • Terzi Arhonto Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece, Speech & Language Therapy Department, Greece
  • Mitsacos Adamantia University of Patras, School of Medicine, Greece

Abstract

A number of recent papers have addressed the potential of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to interfere with linguistic processes or speech production. In this paper we present an experiment with TMS to clarify the role of Broca’s area in syntactic processing. An experimental paradigm contrasted sentences that require syntactic and semantic decisions on written Greek language. We found a clue of selective priming effects on syntactic decisions but not on semantic decisions. Our results provide evidence of the involvement of Broca’s area in syntax.

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Published
2015-11-13
How to Cite
Maria-Korina, S., Elizabeth, C., Anastasios, B., Elias D., K., Arhonto, T., & Adamantia, M. (2015). THE ROLE OF BROCA’S AREA IN SYNTAX: A TMS STUDY ON WRITTEN GREEK LANGUAGE. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 11(10). Retrieved from http://eujournal.org/index.php/esj/article/view/6479