word production

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. …

Language neuroplasticity in brain tumour patients revealed by magnetoencephalography

Language impairment in brain tumour patients may be missed since standardised tests fail tocapture mild deficits. Neuroplasticity may also contribute to minimising languageimpairments. To address this possibility, we examined 14 patients with …

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 …

Linking production and comprehension – Investigating the lexical interface

In a typical conversation, listening and speaking go hand in hand. However, we do not yet know what cognitive machinery and brain areas are shared between production and comprehension. It is believed that the lexical (lemma) and conceptual levels are …

The frontal aslant white matter tract (FAT) and semantic selection in word production

The frontal aslant tract (FAT) is a white matter structure joining the anterior supplementary and pre-supplementary motor area (SMA and pre-SMA) to the inferior and middle frontal gyri. FAT shows leftward asymmetry (Catani et al., 2012), which …

The role of inhibition in inflectional encoding: Producing the past tense

According to a prominent account of inflectional encoding (Pinker, 1999; Pinker & Ullman, 2002), regular forms are encoded by a rule-governed combination of stems and affixes, whereas irregular forms are retrieved from memory while inhibiting rule …

White-matter bottleneck in small vessel disease: A lesion-symptom mapping study of executive-language functions

Cerebral small vessel disease (CSVD), characterized by the presence of white matter lesions (WML), is among the main causes of vascular cognitive impairment. The most well-studied cognitive domains showing impairment in CSVD are executive functioning …

Language production in neurological populations

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A valid alternative for in-person language assessments in brain tumor patients: feasibility and validity measures of the new TeleLanguage test

Background: Although language deficits after awake brain surgery are usually milder than post stroke, postoperative language assessments are needed to identify these. Follow-up of brain tumor patients in certain geographical regions can be difficult …

The electrophysiology of language production: what could be improved

Recently, the field of spoken-word production has seen an increasing interest in the use of the electroencephalogram (EEG), mainly for event-related potentials (ERPs). These are exciting times to be a language production researcher. However, no …