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Neuropsychologia

Publication date: 2008-03
Volume: 46 Pages: 1170 -
ISSN: 0028-3932, 1873-3514 PMID: 18076955
DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2007.10.014
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd.

Author:

Kho, Kuan Hua
Indefrey, P ; Hagoort, P ; van Veelen, CWM ; van Rijen, PC ; Ramsey, NF

Keywords:

Adolescent, Adult, Analysis of Variance, Comprehension, Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe, Female, Humans, Male, Neuropsychological Tests, Psycholinguistics, Temporal Lobe, 1109 Neurosciences, 1701 Psychology, 1702 Cognitive Sciences, Experimental Psychology

Abstract:

Functional imaging studies have demonstrated involvement of the anterior temporal cortex in sentence comprehension. It is unclear, however, whether the anterior temporal cortex is essential for this function. We studied two aspects of sentence comprehension, namely syntactic and prosodic comprehension in temporal lobe epilepsy patients who were candidates for resection of the anterior temporal lobe.