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Neural mechanisms for lexical processing in dogs

Overview of attention for article published in Science, August 2016
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Title
Neural mechanisms for lexical processing in dogs
Published in
Science, August 2016
DOI 10.1126/science.aaf3777
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Authors

A. Andics, A. Gábor, M. Gácsi, T. Faragó, D. Szabó, Á. Miklósi, Andics, A, Gábor, A, Gácsi, M, Faragó, T, Szabó, D, Miklósi, Á, A. Gabor, M. Gacsi, T. Farago, D. Szabo, A. Miklosi

Abstract

During speech processing, human listeners can separately analyze lexical and intonational cues to arrive at a unified representation of communicative content. The evolution of this capacity can be best investigated by comparative studies. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging, we explored whether and how dog brains segregate and integrate lexical and intonational information. We found a left-hemisphere bias for processing meaningful words, independently of intonation; a right auditory brain region for distinguishing intonationally marked and unmarked words; and increased activity in primary reward regions only when both lexical and intonational information were consistent with praise. Neural mechanisms to separately analyze and integrate word meaning and intonation in dogs suggest that this capacity can evolve in the absence of language.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 10 4%
United Kingdom 6 3%
Austria 3 1%
France 2 <1%
Hungary 2 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Korea, Republic of 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 203 88%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 66 29%
Researcher 45 20%
Student > Bachelor 29 13%
Student > Master 27 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 14 6%
Other 49 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 65 28%
Psychology 60 26%
Neuroscience 25 11%
Unspecified 12 5%
Medicine and Dentistry 12 5%
Other 56 24%

Attention Score in Context

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