Magnetoencephalography and the Cortical Dynamics of Language Processing

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When seeking to uncover the brain correlates of language processing, timing and location are of the essence. Magnetoencephalography (MEG) offers them both, with the highest sensitivity to cortical activity. MEG has shown its worth in revealing cortical dynamics of reading, speech perception, and speech production in adults and children, in unimpaired language processing as well as developmental and acquired language disorders. The MEG signals, once recorded, provide an extensive selection of measures for examination of neural processing. Like all other neuroimaging tools, MEG has its own strengths and limitations of which the user should be aware in order to make the best possible use of this powerful method and to generate meaningful and reliable scientific data. This chapter reviews MEG methodology and how MEG has been used to study the cortical dynamics of language.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Neurolinguistics
EditorsGreig Zubicaray, Niels Schiller
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Print)9780190672027
Publication statusPublished - 2019
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book


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