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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 …

Investigating the Spatial and Temporal Components of Speech Production

The cognitive processes and neural mechanisms supporting language production have received considerably less research attention than those involved in language comprehension. This situation is partly attributable to the methodological challenges …

Roles of ventral versus dorsal pathways in language production: An awake language mapping study

Human language is organized along two main processing streams connecting posterior temporal cortex and inferior frontal cortex in the left hemisphere, travelling dorsal and ventral to the Sylvian fissure. Some views propose a dorsal motor versus …

Awake Surgery for a Violin Player: Monitoring Motor and Music Performance, A Case Report

Objective: We report the case of a professional violin player who underwent an awake craniotomy to resect a tumour in the left supplementary motor area, an area involved in motor planning. Method: A careful pre- and intraoperative monitoring plan for …