Cerebellar involvement in distributional semantic learning: Insights from a combined TMS-computational approach

Cerebellar involvement in distributional semantic learning: Insights from a combined TMS-computational approach
The cerebellum has been suggested to contribute to higher-order cognitive functions, including linguistic processing [1]. Cerebellar involvement in linguistic functions may hark back to its predictive nature, as probabilistic predictions on linguistic contextual information are pivotal during language comprehension. Yet, the extent to which words can be probabilistically predicted from language can vary depending on the level at which these computations operate. Accordingly, simple lexical-prediction processes (i.e., lexical surprisal) are neurally dissociable from processes building on the overall distributional history of words in linguistic context [2]. ... read more
Brain Stimulation Journal FeedBy Daniele Gatti, Luca Rinaldi, Marco Marelli, Tomaso Vecchi