Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2012, Vol. 20 ›› Issue (10): 1551-1559.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2012.01551
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HUANG Fu-Rong;ZHOU Zhi-Jin
One important issue on language is how the brain processes and represents lexical semantics. Previous studies with various paradigms reveal that sentential information can be used to suppress contextually inappropriate meanings in the LH but not in the RH. However, recent studies find RH not only activate a broader semantic field, but also use contextual information to resolute lexical ambiguity. Neuroimaging studies indicate that lexical ambiguous words are mediated by strong brain activations in the left-dominant network of fronto-temporal brain regions. The IFG plays an important role in selecting an appropriate meaning and inhibiting inappropriate meaning from multiple alternatives.
lexical ambiguity resolution,
HUANG Fu-Rong;ZHOU Zhi-Jin. Neural Mechanism of Resolving Lexical Ambiguity[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2012, 20(10): 1551-1559.
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