The spatial and temporal signatures of word production components

Cognition. May-Jun 2004;92(1-2):101-44. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2002.06.001.

Abstract

This paper presents the results of a comprehensive meta-analysis of the relevant imaging literature on word production (82 experiments). In addition to the spatial overlap of activated regions, we also analyzed the available data on the time course of activations. The analysis specified regions and time windows of activation for the core processes of word production: lexical selection, phonological code retrieval, syllabification, and phonetic/articulatory preparation. A comparison of the word production results with studies on auditory word/non-word perception and reading showed that the time course of activations in word production is, on the whole, compatible with the temporal constraints that perception processes impose on the production processes they affect in picture/word interference paradigms.

Publication types

  • Meta-Analysis

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Reading
  • Space Perception / physiology*
  • Speech Production Measurement*
  • Time Factors
  • Vocabulary*