Across-session consistency of context-driven language processing: a magnetoencephalography study

Rejection history: Journal Outcome Reason NeuroImage Desk rejected Doesn’t fit scope, novelty, etc Human Brain Mapping Desk rejected Manuscript may be more favorably received by another journal

The lexical nature of alpha-beta oscillations in context-driven word production

In context-driven word production, picture naming is faster following constrained than neutral sentential contexts (e.g., “The farmer milked the… [picture]” vs. “The child drew a… [picture]”, followed by the picture of a cow), suggesting …

Electrocorticography reveals spatiotemporal neuronal activation patterns of verbal fluency in patients with epilepsy

Verbal fluency is commonly used to evaluate cognitive dysfunction in a variety of neuropsychiatric diseases, yet the neurobiology underlying performance of this task is incompletely understood. Electrocorticography (ECoG) provides a unique …

Transient perturbation of the left temporal cortex evokes plasticity-related reconfiguration of the lexical network

While much progress has been made in how brain organization supports language function, the language network's ability to adapt to immediate disturbances by means of reorganization remains unclear. The aim of this study was to examine acute …

Planning for language production: the electrophysiological signature of attention to the cue to speak

In conversation, speech planning can overlap with listening to the interlocutor. It has been postulated that once there is enough information to formulate a response, planning is initiated and the response is maintained in working memory. …

Speaking waves: neuronal oscillations in language production

Language production involves the retrieval of information from memory, the planning of an articulatory programme, and executive control and self-monitoring. These processes can be related to the domains of long-term memory, motor control, and …

Neuroplasticity of language after brain damage studied with electrophysiology

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Lesion evidence for a critical role of left posterior but not frontal areas in alpha-beta power decreases during context-driven word production

Studies suggest that alpha–beta power decreases index word retrieval in context-driven word production. We recorded the electroencephalogram from patients with stroke lesions encompassing the left lateral-temporal and inferior-parietal regions or left lateral-frontal lobe. Results indicate a critical role for the left posterior, but not frontal cortex, in generating the alpha–beta power decreases underlying context‐driven word production.

Neuroplasticity of language in left-hemisphere stroke: evidence linking subsecond electrophysiology and structural connections

Our understanding of neuroplasticity following stroke is predominantly based on neuroimaging measures that cannot address the subsecond neurodynamics of impaired language processing. We combined behavioral and electrophysiological measures and …

Direct brain recordings reveal hippocampal rhythm underpinnings of language processing

Language is typically studied in isolation from memory. We demonstrate that the same neuronal computations used by the hippocampus for memory also subserve online language usage. These findings represent a major step in integrating the studies of language and memory, significantly expanding the role of hippocampal theta oscillations.