The brain dictionary, a semantic atlas of the cerebral cortex
April 28, 2016 10:23 AM   Subscribe

A marvelous, interactive brain map (slow to load but worth it) showing how words (in the form of voxels) are stored. | YouTube video explaining the map | Mapping semantic systems in the brain. | Brain mapping.

This is your brain on The Moth. Scientists used Moth stories to make a sematic map. Alex Huth, Jack Gallant and colleagues set out to map the functional representations of semantic meaning in the human brain using voxel-based modelling of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) recordings made while subjects listened to natural narrative speech. They find that each semantic concept is represented in multiple semantic areas, and each semantic area represents multiple semantic concepts. The recovered semantic maps are largely consistent across subjects, however, providing the basis for a semantic atlas that can be used for future studies of language processing.

Gallant Lab on Twitter

Alexander Huth on Twitter
posted by nickyskye (3 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: We have an open post about this; maybe put these great links in that thread? -- LobsterMitten

Whoa, nice!
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 10:25 AM on April 28, 2016

This is the better post, but it's the same as this, which is still on the front page. One of the two should go.
posted by The Bellman at 10:27 AM on April 28, 2016

posted by little onion at 10:27 AM on April 28, 2016

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