Neural correlates of the processing of unfilled and filled pauses
2015 (English)In: Neural correlates of the processing of unfilled and filled pauses, 2015Conference paper (Refereed)
Spontaneously produced Unfilled Pauses (UPs) andFilled Pauses (FPs) were played to subjects in an fMRI experiment. While both stimuli resulted in increased activity in the Primary Auditory Cortex, FPs, unlike UPs, also elicited modulation in the Supplementary Motor Area, Brodmann Area 6. This observation provides neurocognitive confirmation of the oft-reported difference between FPs and other kinds of speech disfluency and also could provide a partial explanation for the previously reported beneficial effect of FPs on reaction times in speech perception. The results are discussed in the light of the suggested role of FPs as floor-holding devices in human polylogs.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
speech disfluency, filled pauses, unfilled pauses, speech perception, spontaneous speech, fMRI, Auditory Cortex, PAC, Supplementary Motor Area, SMA, Brodmann Area 6, BA6
General Language Studies and Linguistics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-123997OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-123997DiVA: diva2:894980
Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech, DiSS 2015, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, 8–9 August 2015