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ERIC Number: EJ1135256
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Pages: 10
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ISSN: ISSN-0090-6905
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STEM Tones Pre-Activate Suffixes in the Brain
Söderström, Pelle; Horne, Merle; Roll, Mikael
Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, v46 n2 p271-280 Apr 2017
Results from the present event-related potentials (ERP) study show that tones on Swedish word stems can rapidly pre-activate upcoming suffixes, even when the word stem does not carry any lexical meaning. Results also show that listeners are able to rapidly restore suffixes which are replaced with a cough. Accuracy in restoring suffixes correlated positively with the amplitude of an anterior negative ERP elicited by stem tones. This effect is proposed to reflect suffix pre-activation. Suffixes that were cued by an incorrect tone elicited a left-anterior negativity and a P600, suggesting that the correct processing of the suffix is crucially tied to the activation of the preceding validly associated tone.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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