Statistical experience and individual cognitive differences modulate neural activity during sentence production.
- Malathi Thothathiri
Brain Lang 2018 Jun 15;183:47-53. Epub 2018 Jun 15.
Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, The George Washington University, 2115 G Street NW #226, Washington, DC 20052, United States. Electronic address:
I explored how individual cognitive differences combine with prior statistical experience to determine choice of sentence structure during speech. Participants were exposed to English language input with controlled statistical properties wherein some verbs appeared equally often in two possible structures and others appeared in only one. Subsequently, they produced sentences naturally while their brain activity was scanned. Read More