Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Semantics and Brain course - reading set #2: semantic dementia

Having determined that semantics is complicated, our next topic is semantic dementia, a syndrome in which "semantic knowledge" is thought to be disrupted. There are a TON of papers on semantic dementia. For this week, we're going to start, somewhat arbitrarily, with the papers listed below. If anyone has any suggestions regarding critical papers that we can't afford to miss, please post a comment.

Patterson K, Nestor PJ, Rogers TT.
Where do you know what you know? The representation of semantic knowledge in the
human brain.
Nat Rev Neurosci. 2007 Dec;8(12):976-87. Review.
PMID: 18026167 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Hodges JR, Patterson K.
Semantic dementia: a unique clinicopathological syndrome.
Lancet Neurol. 2007 Nov;6(11):1004-14. Review.
PMID: 17945154 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Pobric G, Jefferies E, Ralph MA.
Anterior temporal lobes mediate semantic representation: mimicking semantic
dementia by using rTMS in normal participants.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Dec 11;104(50):20137-41. Epub 2007 Dec 3.
PMID: 18056637 [PubMed - in process]

Noppeney U, Patterson K, Tyler LK, Moss H, Stamatakis EA, Bright P, Mummery C,
Price CJ.
Temporal lobe lesions and semantic impairment: a comparison of herpes simplex
virus encephalitis and semantic dementia.
Brain. 2007 Apr;130(Pt 4):1138-47. Epub 2007 Jan 24.
PMID: 17251241 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Desgranges B, Matuszewski V, Piolino P, Chételat G, Mézenge F, Landeau B, de
la Sayette V, Belliard S, Eustache F.
Anatomical and functional alterations in semantic dementia: a voxel-based MRI and
PET study.
Neurobiol Aging. 2007 Dec;28(12):1904-13. Epub 2006 Sep 15.
PMID: 16979268 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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