PUBLISHED WORK

References and Links to Papers

Brain, in press

THE WERNICKE CONUNDRUM REVISITED: EVIDENCE FROM CONNECTOME-BASED LESION-SYMPTOM MAPPING IN POST-STROKE APHASIA

Matchin, W., den Ouden, D. B., Hickok, G., Hillis, A. E., Bonilha, L., Fridriksson, J. (in press). The Wernicke conundrum revisited: evidence from connectome-based lesion-symptom mapping in post-stroke aphasia. Brain.

We test the interesting and provocative 'double dissociation' hypothesis of Mesulam et al. (2015), using connectome-based lesion-symptom mapping in large groups of people with post-stroke aphasia. We find no evidence in support of this hypothesis; by contrast, we find evidence in support of the classical view that Wernicke's area (middle-posterior superior temporal lobe) supports both word and sentence comprehension.

NeuroImage, 2022

FUNCTIONAL DIFFERENTIATION IN THE LANGUAGE NETWORK REVEALED BY LESION-SYMPTOM MAPPING

Matchin, W., Basilakos, A., Stark, B. C., Den Ouden, D., Fridriksson, J., & Hickok, G. (2022). Functional differentiation in the language network revealed by lesion-symptom mapping. NeuroImage, 247, 1-12.

We find, using lesion-symptom mapping, that distinct aspects of syntax and semantics map onto different parts of the brain, despite claims to the contrary.

Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 2022

THE CORTICAL ORGANIZATION OF SYNTACTIC PROCESSING IS SUPRAMODAL: EVIDENCE FROM AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

Matchin, W., Ilkbasaran, D., Hatrak, M., Roth, A., Villwock, A., Halgren, E., & Mayberry, R. I. (2022). The cortical organization of syntactic processing is supramodal: Evidence from American Sign Language. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 34(2), 224-235.

Syntactic processing during sentence comprehension in fMRI localizes to the same parts of the temporal lobe in native deaf signers of American Sign Language as identified using spoken languages in previous studies.

Aphasiology, 2021

ONE CAT, TWO CATS, RED CAT, BLUE CATS: ELICITING MORPHEMES FROM INDIVIDUALS WITH PRIMARY PROGRESSIVE APHASIA

Stockbridge, M. D., Matchin, W., Walker, A., Breining, B. L., Fridriksson, J., Hillis, A. E., & Hickok, G. (2021). One cat, Two cats, Red cat, Blue cats: Eliciting morphemes from individuals with primary progressive aphasia. Aphasiology, 35(12), 1-12

Cognitive Neuropsychology, 2021

A DOUBLE DISSOCIATION BETWEEN PLURAL AND POSSESSIVE “S”: EVIDENCE FROM THE MORPHOSYNTACTIC GENERATION TEST

Stockbridge, M. D., Walker, A., Matchin, W., Breining, B. L., Fridriksson, J., Hillis, A. E., & Hickok, G. (2021). A double dissociation between plural and possessive “s”: Evidence from the Morphosyntactic Generation test. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 38(1), 1-8.

Cerebral Cortex Communications, 2020

SYNTAX-SENSITIVE REGIONS OF THE POSTERIOR INFERIOR FRONTAL
GYRUS AND THE POSTERIOR TEMPORAL LOBE ARE DIFFERENTIALLY RECRUITED BY PRODUCTION AND PERCEPTION

Matchin, W., & Wood, E. (2020). Syntax-sensitive regions of the posterior inferior frontal gyrus and the posterior temporal lobe are differentially recruited by production and perception. Cerebral Cortex Communications, 1, 1-12.

Neurobiology of Language, 2020

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.

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.

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.

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.

Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 2018

A NEURONAL RETUNING HYPOTHESIS OF SENTENCE-SPECIFICITY IN BROCA’S AREA

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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