Linguistic Meaning-Related Differences in ERP Scalp Topography

  • Warren S. Brown
  • Dietrich Lehmann
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Certain aspects of language have been hypothesized to be processed in different cortical areas or, at least, by different neural elements. The most obvious example is the classical differentiation of the speech disorders associated with frontal or temporal-parietal lesions of the dominant hemisphere, i.e. expressive versus receptive language disorders. More specific disturbances have been reported which showed impairment of word finding predominantly concerning nouns in some patients and verbs in other patients (Kleist, 1934; Brown, 1972). Nouns and grammatical words have been reported to be differentially affected by anterior and posterior lesions in patients with anomia (Brown, 1972).


Stimulus Word Test Sentence Linguistic Meaning Scalp Topography Connotative Meaning 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Warren S. Brown
    • 1
    • 2
  • Dietrich Lehmann
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyUniversity HospitalZurichSwitzerland

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