News archive: 2011

December 2011

9th December : The following two papers have appeared in a special issue arising from the last WFN Language-Cognition Meeting. "Gogi aphasia: The early description of semantic dementia in Japan." (255 KB pfd). M. Ikeda, I. Kitamura, N. Ichimi, M. Hashimoto, M. A. Lambon Ralph and K. Komori. Acta Neuropsychologica, 9, 133-140

9th December : "El-La: The impact of degraded semantic representations on knowledge of grammatical gender in semantic dementia." (512 KB pdf). M. A. Lambon Ralph, K. sage, C. Green Heredia, M. L. Berthier, M. Martinez-Cuitino, T. Torralva, F. Manes and K. Patterson.  Acta Neuropsychologica, 9, 115-132.

21st December : This paper has appeared.  "Premorbid expertise produces category-specific impairment in a domain-general semantic disorder." E. Jefferies, T. T. Rogers and M. A. Lambon Ralph. (640.2 KB pdf). Neuropsychologia, 49, 3213-3223 [doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia. 2011.07.024].

November 2011

29th November : This long awaited and important paper has appeared.  "The role of plasticity-related functional reorganisation in the explanation of central dyslexias." (850 KB pdf). S. R. Welbourne, A. M. Woollams, J. Crisp and M. A. Lambon Ralph. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 28, 65-108. [doi: 10.1080/02643294.2011.621937].

October 2011

24th October : This paper has appeared. "Lichtheim 2: Synthesising aphasia and the neural basis of language in a neurocomputational model of the dual dorsal-ventral language pathways." (1.70 MB pdf). T. Ueno, S. Saito, T. T. Rogers and M. A. Lambon Ralph. Neuron, 72, 385-396 [doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2011.09.013].

24th October : (In Press) This paper has been accepted for publication.  "Semantic Memory is impaired in patients with unilateral anterior temporal lobe resection for temporal lobe epilepsy." (550 KB pdf). M. A. Lambon Ralph, S. Ehsan, G. A. Baker and T. T. Rogers (in press). Brain

31st October : This paper has now appeared.  "Relearning in semantic dementia reflects contributions from both medial temporal lobe episodic and degraded neocortical semantic systems: Evidence in support of the complementary learning systems theory." (738 KB pdf). E. J. Mayberry, K. sage, S. Ehsan and M. A. Lambon Ralph. Neuropsychologia, 49, 3591-3598. [doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia. 2011.09.010].

September 2011

30 September : The following paper has been published in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.  "Differential contributions of the ventral anterior temporal lobe and the anterior superior temporal gyrus to semantic processes." (493 KB pdf). M. Visser and M. A. Lambon Ralph.

August 2011

13 August: The following paper has been published.  Congratulations to Paul Hoffman.  "Reverse concreteness effects are not a typical feature of semantic dementia : Evidence for the hub-and-spoke model of conceptual representation." (348 KB pdf) Cerebral Cortex.  P. Hoffman & M. A. Lambon Ralph.

August 2012 'An emergent effect of phonemic cueing following relearning in semantic dementia." (172.5KB Pdf).  E. J. Mayberry, K. Sage, S. Ehsan and M. A. Lambon Ralph.  Aphasiology, 25, 1069-1077 [DOI : 10.1080/02687038.2011.575203]. 

July 2011

9 July: The following papers have been published.  Congratulations to Paul Hoffman.  "Semantic diversity accounts for the "missing" word frequency effect in stroke aphasia: Insights using a novel method to quantify contextual variability in meaning." Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.  P. Hoffman, T.T. Rogers, & M.A. Lambon Ralph.

And also

"At the edge of semantic space: "The breakdown of coherent concepts following anterior temporal lobe atrophy is constrained by typicality and severity but not modality." (732KB Pdf).  Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.  E.J. Mayberry, K. Sage, & M.A. Lambon Ralph.

May 2011

19 May: The following paper has just been accepted: Ventromedial prefrontal volume predicts understanding of others and social network size. NeuroImage. Lewis, PA; Rezaie, R; Brown, R; Roberts, N; Dunbar, RIM.


March 2011

16 March: The following paper has just been published: "The role of planum temporale in processing accent variation in spoken language comprehension" (292KB PDF) Human Brain Mapping's by Patti Adank, Matthijs Noordzij and Peter Hagoort.


February 2011

4 February: The following paper has now been published: F. Corbett, E. Jefferies, & M.A. Lambon Ralph (2011). "Deregulated semantic cognition follows prefrontal and temporoparietal damage: Evidence from the impact of task constraint on non-verbal object use." Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23, 1125-1135.(287KB)  [doi:10.1162/jocn.2010.21539]

Also, well done to Paul Hoffman who has had two papers published:

P. Hoffman, E. Jefferies, & M.A. Lambon Ralph (2011). "Explaining semantic short-term memory deficits: Evidence for the critical role of semantic control." Neuropsychologia, 49, 368-381.