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Title: The lexicon-syllabary model: Evidence from imaging studies

Authors: Cornelia Eckers, Stefan Heim, Bernd J. Kröger


A neurocomputational lexicon-syllabary model of speech acquisition, production and comprehension has been suggested. It contains modules representing the mental lexicon, the mental syllabary, the articulation, and the lower level sensory processing. In order to prove that the neurocomputational lexiconsyllabary model is realistic, it has been compared to functional imaging studies dealing with speech production and speech perception. The results of most of these neuroimaging studies are in agreement with and provide evidence for our suggested model. Only the neuronal localization of the mental syllabary remains unclear. A neuroimaging experiment is proposed in order to get more evidence of the neuronal correlates of the mental syllabary, i.e. a brain region where syllable states are represented in a supramodal manner.

Year: 2011
In session: Poster zu verschiedenen Themenbereichen
Pages: 123 to 131