Tracking the time course of word recognition with MEG

Liina Pylkkänen, Alec Marantz

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Twenty years ago it was discovered that recognition of semantically unexpected words is associated with a special ERP signature - the N400. Pinpointing the precise functional significance of the N400 has, however, been difficult. Recent MEG studies of word processing reveal that, in fact, the N400 decomposes into several functionally distinct subcomponents, allowing for more fine-grained investigation of its significance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)187-189
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Cognitive Sciences
Volume7
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2003

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Tracking the time course of word recognition with MEG. / Pylkkänen, Liina; Marantz, Alec.

In: Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Vol. 7, No. 5, 01.05.2003, p. 187-189.

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