Lateralization of the Frontal Association Cortex: Syntax-related Networks Ryuta Kinno 1 , Kuniyoshi L. Sakai 2 1Department of Neurology, Showa University Fujigaoka Hospital 2Department of Basic Science, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo Keyword: 前頭連合野 , 統辞 , 統辞理解障害 , 神経回路 , frontal association cortex , syntax , agrammatic comprehension , neural network pp.1075-1085
Published Date 2018/10/1
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1416201139
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The left inferior frontal gyrus, a part of the left frontal association cortex, is known to be involved in syntactic processing. Recently, we identified three syntax-related networks, which included each of the three regions of the left frontal association cortex. Moreover, patients with agrammatic comprehension caused by damage to the left association cortex showed changes in functional connectivity in the entire syntax-related network. These findings suggest that the left frontal association cortex is at the core of syntax-related networks.

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