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ERIC Number: EJ1006343
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 122
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0093-934X
Reconciling Time, Space and Function: A New Dorsal-Ventral Stream Model of Sentence Comprehension
Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, Ina; Schlesewsky, Matthias
Brain and Language, v125 n1 p60-76 Apr 2013
We present a new dorsal-ventral stream framework for language comprehension which unifies basic neurobiological assumptions (Rauschecker & Scott, 2009) with a cross-linguistic neurocognitive sentence comprehension model (eADM; Bornkessel & Schlesewsky, 2006). The dissociation between (time-dependent) syntactic structure-building and (time-independent) sentence interpretation assumed within the eADM provides a basis for the division of labour between the dorsal and ventral streams in comprehension. We posit that the ventral stream performs time-independent unifications of conceptual schemata, serving to create auditory objects of increasing complexity. The dorsal stream engages in the time-dependent combination of elements, subserving both syntactic structuring and a linkage to action. Furthermore, frontal regions accomplish general aspects of cognitive control in the service of action planning and execution rather than linguistic processing. This architecture is supported by a range of existing empirical findings and helps to resolve a number of theoretical and empirical puzzles within the existing dorsal-ventral streams literature. (Contains 1 table and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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