Journal article

Redefining the resolution of semantic knowledge in the brain: Advances made by the introduction of models of semantics in neuroimaging

Rose Bruffaerts, Simon De Deyne, Karen Meersmans, Antonietta Gabriella Liuzzi, Gert Storms, Rik Vandenberghe

Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2019


The boundaries of our understanding of conceptual representation in the brain have been redrawn since the introduction of explicit models of semantics. These models are grounded in vast behavioural datasets acquired in healthy volunteers. Here, we review the most important techniques which have been applied to detect semantic information in neuroimaging data and argue why semantic models are possibly the most valuable addition to the research of semantics in recent years. Using multivariate analysis, predictions based on patient lesion data have been confirmed during semantic processing in healthy controls. Secondly, this new method has given rise to new research avenues, e.g. the detection ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by Federaal Wetenschapsbeleid [Belspo 7/11]; FWO [Grant no. G0925.15] and KU Leuven [OT/12/097, C14/17/108]. R.V. is a Senior Clinical Investigator and R.B. is a postdoctoral fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO). S.D.D. was supported through ARC grant DE140101749.