References and Links to Papers

Neurobiology of Language, in press

Matchin, W., Basilakos, A., Stark, B., den Ouden, D. B., Fridriksson, J., & Hickok, G. (2020). Agrammatism and paragrammatism: a cortical double dissociation revealed by lesion-symptom mapping. Neurobiology of Language.

Using lesion-symptom mapping in stroke-based aphasia and a perceptual classification of grammatical deficits, we identified a double dissociation between agrammatism, linked to inferior and middle frontal damage, and paragrammatism, linked to posterior temporal/inferior parietal damage.

Cerebral Cortex, 2020

Matchin, W., & Hickok, G. (2020). The cortical organization of syntax. Cerebral Cortex, 30(3), 1481–1498.

Our new theoretical model of syntax in the brain, combining insights from linguistic theory, psycholinguistics, neuroimaging, and aphasia. We posit a hierarchical lexical-syntactic function to the posterior middle temporal gyrus, and a linear morpho-syntactic function to the inferior frontal gyrus, pars triangularis.

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Neuropsychologia, 2019

Matchin, W., Liao, C. H., Gaston, P., & Lau, E. (2019). Same words, different structures: An fMRI investigation of argument relations and the angular gyrus. Neuropsychologia, 125, 116-128.

We investigated the neurobiology of verb argument structure using fMRI. Manipulating structural configuration while controlling for lexical items, we compared activations for unstructured word lists, noun phrases (the frightened boy), and verb phrases (frightened the boy).

Human Brain Mapping, 2019

Matchin, W., Brodbeck, C., Hammerly, C., & Lau, E. (2019). The temporal dynamics of structure and content in sentence comprehension: Evidence from fMRI‐constrained MEG. Human Brain Mapping, 40(2), 663-678.

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Cortex, 2018

Hickok, G., Rogalsky, C., Matchin, W., Basilakos, A., Cai, J., Pillay, S., ... & Binder, J. (2018). Neural networks supporting audiovisual integration for speech: A large-scale lesion study. Cortex, 103, 360-371.

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Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 2018

*Okada, K., *Matchin, W., & Hickok, G. (2018). Phonological feature repetition suppression in the left inferior frontal gyrus. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 30(10), 1549-1557.

*This is a joint first-author publication.

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Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 2017


Matchin, W. G. (2018). A neuronal retuning hypothesis of sentence-specificity in Broca’s area. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 25(5), 1682-1694.

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