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Flexible Composition: MEG Evidence for the Deployment of Basic Combinatorial Linguistic Mechanisms in Response to Task Demands

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Full-brain results.

Plotted regions denote the difference in average amplitude between two-word and one-word conditions for all space time regions in which two-word activity was reliably greater than one-word activity (p<0.05, uncorrected) for at least 10 ms over 10 spatial neighbors, and the amplitude of the differences was at least 1.5 nAm. For clarity, non-cortical sources have been removed. In general, the results within both the Non-Compose (A) and Compose (B) task conform to our ROI analysis, revealing clear LATL effects in the earlier time window, at approximately 200 to 300 ms. Later effects are also visible in the RATL and vmPFC for both canonical phrases in the Non-Compose task and reversed sequences in the Compose task.

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