"Too many betas do not spoil the broth": the role of beta brain oscillations in language processing

Weiss S, Müller HM (2012)
Frontiers In Psychology 3(201): 1-15.

Download
OA 1.97 MB
Zeitschriftenaufsatz | Veröffentlicht | Englisch
Abstract / Bemerkung
Over the past 20 years, brain oscillations have proven to be a gateway to the understanding of cognitive processes. It has been shown that different neurocognitive aspects of language processing are associated with brain oscillations at various frequencies. Frequencies in the beta range (13–30 Hz) turned out to be particularly important with respect to cognitive and linguistic manipulations during language processing. Beta activity has been involved in higher-order linguistic functions such as the discrimination of word categories and the retrieval of action semantics as well as semantic memory, and syntactic binding processes, which support meaning construction during sentence processing. From a neurophysiological point of view, the important role of the beta frequencies for such a complex cognitive task as language processing seems reasonable. Experimental evidence suggests that frequencies in the beta range are ideal for maintaining and preserving the activity of neuronal assemblies over time. In particular, recent computational and experimental evidence suggest that beta frequencies are important for linking past and present input and the detection of novelty of stimuli, which are essential processes for language perception as well as production. In addition, the beta frequency’s role in the formation of cell assemblies underlying short-term memory seems indispensable for language analysis. Probably the most important point is the well-known relation of beta oscillations with motor processes. It can be speculated that beta activities reflect the close relationship between language comprehension and motor functions, which is one of the core claims of current theories on embodied cognition. In this article, the importance of beta oscillations for language processing is reviewed based both on findings in psychophysiological and neurophysiological literature.
Erscheinungsjahr
Zeitschriftentitel
Frontiers In Psychology
Band
3
Zeitschriftennummer
201
Seite
1-15
ISSN
eISSN
PUB-ID

Zitieren

Weiss S, Müller HM. "Too many betas do not spoil the broth": the role of beta brain oscillations in language processing. Frontiers In Psychology. 2012;3(201):1-15.
Weiss, S., & Müller, H. M. (2012). "Too many betas do not spoil the broth": the role of beta brain oscillations in language processing. Frontiers In Psychology, 3(201), 1-15. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00201
Weiss, S., and Müller, H. M. (2012). "Too many betas do not spoil the broth": the role of beta brain oscillations in language processing. Frontiers In Psychology 3, 1-15.
Weiss, S., & Müller, H.M., 2012. "Too many betas do not spoil the broth": the role of beta brain oscillations in language processing. Frontiers In Psychology, 3(201), p 1-15.
S. Weiss and H.M. Müller, “"Too many betas do not spoil the broth": the role of beta brain oscillations in language processing”, Frontiers In Psychology, vol. 3, 2012, pp. 1-15.
Weiss, S., Müller, H.M.: "Too many betas do not spoil the broth": the role of beta brain oscillations in language processing. Frontiers In Psychology. 3, 1-15 (2012).
Weiss, Sabine, and Müller, Horst M. “"Too many betas do not spoil the broth": the role of beta brain oscillations in language processing”. Frontiers In Psychology 3.201 (2012): 1-15.
Alle Dateien verfügbar unter der/den folgenden Lizenz(en):
Copyright Statement:
This Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. [...]
Volltext(e)
Access Level
OA Open Access
Zuletzt Hochgeladen
2016-11-23T09:32:23Z

37 Zitationen in Europe PMC

Daten bereitgestellt von Europe PubMed Central.

Lithium excessively enhances event related beta oscillations in patients with bipolar disorder.
Atagün Mİ, Güntekin B, Tan D, Tülay EE, Başar E., J Affect Disord 170(), 2015
PMID: 25233240
Early and late beta-band power reflect audiovisual perception in the McGurk illusion.
Roa Romero Y, Senkowski D, Keil J., J Neurophysiol 113(7), 2015
PMID: 25568160
Language-motor interference reflected in MEG beta oscillations.
Klepp A, Niccolai V, Buccino G, Schnitzler A, Biermann-Ruben K., Neuroimage 109(), 2015
PMID: 25576646
Brain dynamics in the comprehension of action-related language. A time-frequency analysis of mu rhythms.
Moreno I, de Vega M, León I, Bastiaansen M, Glen Lewis A, Magyari L., Neuroimage 109(), 2015
PMID: 25583610
Effect of beta and gamma neurofeedback on memory and intelligence in the elderly.
Staufenbiel SM, Brouwer AM, Keizer AW, van Wouwe NC., Biol Psychol 95(), 2014
PMID: 23751914
Lateralized alpha-band cortical networks regulate volitional modulation of beta-band sensorimotor oscillations.
Vukelić M, Bauer R, Naros G, Naros I, Braun C, Gharabaghi A., Neuroimage 87(), 2014
PMID: 24121086
Neurosystems: brain rhythms and cognitive processing.
Cannon J, McCarthy MM, Lee S, Lee J, Börgers C, Whittington MA, Kopell N., Eur J Neurosci 39(5), 2014
PMID: 24329933
Early anticipation lies behind the speed of response in conversation.
Magyari L, Bastiaansen MC, de Ruiter JP, Levinson SC., J Cogn Neurosci 26(11), 2014
PMID: 24893743

11 References

Daten bereitgestellt von Europe PubMed Central.

Interactions between posterior gamma and frontal alpha/beta oscillations during imagined actions.
de Lange FP, Jensen O, Bauer M, Toni I., Front Hum Neurosci 2(), 2008
PMID: 18958208
Oscillatory power decreases and long-term memory: the information via desynchronization hypothesis.
Hanslmayr S, Staudigl T, Fellner MC., Front Hum Neurosci 6(), 2012
PMID: 22514527
Activation of human primary motor cortex during action observation: a neuromagnetic study.
Hari R, Forss N, Avikainen S, Kirveskari E, Salenius S, Rizzolatti G., Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 95(25), 1998
PMID: 9844015
Gamma rhythms and beta rhythms have different synchronization properties.
Kopell N, Ermentrout GB, Whittington MA, Traub RD., Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 97(4), 2000
PMID: 10677548
Are different rhythms good for different functions?
Kopell N, Kramer MA, Malerba P, Whittington MA., Front Hum Neurosci 4(), 2010
PMID: 21103019
Oscillatory interactions between sensorimotor cortex and the periphery.
Baker SN., Curr. Opin. Neurobiol. 17(6), 2007
PMID: 18339546
Neuronal assembly dynamics in the beta1 frequency range permits short-term memory.
Kopell N, Whittington MA, Kramer MA., Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 108(9), 2011
PMID: 21321198
A beta2-frequency (20-30 Hz) oscillation in nonsynaptic networks of somatosensory cortex.
Roopun AK, Middleton SJ, Cunningham MO, LeBeau FE, Bibbig A, Whittington MA, Traub RD., Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 103(42), 2006
PMID: 17030821
Brain oscillations during semantic evaluation of speech.
Shahin AJ, Picton TW, Miller LM., Brain Cogn 70(3), 2009
PMID: 19324486
Top-down processing mediated by interareal synchronization.
von Stein A, Chiang C, Konig P., Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 97(26), 2000
PMID: 11121074

Export

Markieren/ Markierung löschen
Markierte Publikationen

Open Data PUB

Web of Science

Dieser Datensatz im Web of Science®

Quellen

PMID: 22737138
PubMed | Europe PMC

Suchen in

Google Scholar