Behavioral and electrophysiological signatures of word translation processes.

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serval:BIB_251037253831
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Behavioral and electrophysiological signatures of word translation processes.
Journal
Neuropsychologia
Author(s)
Jost L.B., Radman N., Buetler K.A., Annoni J.M.
ISSN
1873-3514 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0028-3932
Publication state
Published
Issued date
31/01/2018
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
109
Pages
245-254
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Translation is a demanding process during which a message is analyzed, translated and communicated from one language to another. Despite numerous studies on translation mechanisms, the electrophysiological processes underlying translation with overt production remain largely unexplored. Here, we investigated how behavioral response patterns and spatial-temporal brain dynamics differ in a translation compared to a control within-language word-generation task. We also investigated how forward and backward translation differs on the behavioral and electrophysiological level. To address these questions, healthy late bilingual subjects performed a translation and a within-language control task while a 128-channel EEG was recorded. Behavioral data showed faster responses for translation compared to within-language word generation and faster responses for backward than forward translation. The ERP-analysis revealed stronger early ( < 200ms) preparatory and attentional processes for between than within word generation. Later (424-630ms) differences were characterized by distinct engagement of domain-general control networks, namely self-monitoring and lexical access interference. Language asymmetry effects occurred at a later stage (600ms), reflecting differences in conceptual processing characterized by a larger involvement of areas implicated in attention, arousal and awareness for forward versus backward translation.
Keywords
Adolescent, Adult, Brain/physiology, Electroencephalography, Evoked Potentials, Female, Humans, Male, Multilingualism, Psycholinguistics, Translating, Young Adult, Bilingualism, Cognitive control, ERP mapping, Translation, Word production
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Web of science
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20/08/2019 13:03
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