This research assessed the propagation of decisional effects across multiple electrophysiological indexes related to motor-response implementation within a lexical decision task, a paradigmatic case of a 2-alternative choice task on linguistic stimuli. By co-registering electroencephalographic and electromyographic data, we focused on the lexicality effect (i.e., the difference between responses to words and nonwords), and we tracked its influence across indexes of motor-response planning (indexed by effector-selective lateralization of beta-frequency desynchronizations), programming (indexed by the lateralized readiness potential) and execution (indexed by the chronometric durations of muscular responses). In addition, we explored corticomuscular coherence as the potential physiological underpinning of a continuous mapping of information between stimulus evaluation and response channels. The results revealed lexicality effects only on indexes of motor planning and execution, with no reliable involvement of the other measures. This pattern is discussed with reference to the hypothesis of multiple decisional components exerting different influences across the motor-hierarchy.

Electrophysiological evidence of discontinuities in the propagation of lexical decision processes across the motor hierarchy / Scaltritti, Michele; Greatti, Elena; Sulpizio, Simone. - In: NEUROPSYCHOLOGIA. - ISSN 0028-3932. - 188:108630(2023). [10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2023.108630]

Electrophysiological evidence of discontinuities in the propagation of lexical decision processes across the motor hierarchy

Scaltritti, Michele
;
Greatti, Elena;
2023-01-01

Abstract

This research assessed the propagation of decisional effects across multiple electrophysiological indexes related to motor-response implementation within a lexical decision task, a paradigmatic case of a 2-alternative choice task on linguistic stimuli. By co-registering electroencephalographic and electromyographic data, we focused on the lexicality effect (i.e., the difference between responses to words and nonwords), and we tracked its influence across indexes of motor-response planning (indexed by effector-selective lateralization of beta-frequency desynchronizations), programming (indexed by the lateralized readiness potential) and execution (indexed by the chronometric durations of muscular responses). In addition, we explored corticomuscular coherence as the potential physiological underpinning of a continuous mapping of information between stimulus evaluation and response channels. The results revealed lexicality effects only on indexes of motor planning and execution, with no reliable involvement of the other measures. This pattern is discussed with reference to the hypothesis of multiple decisional components exerting different influences across the motor-hierarchy.
2023
108630
Scaltritti, Michele; Greatti, Elena; Sulpizio, Simone
Electrophysiological evidence of discontinuities in the propagation of lexical decision processes across the motor hierarchy / Scaltritti, Michele; Greatti, Elena; Sulpizio, Simone. - In: NEUROPSYCHOLOGIA. - ISSN 0028-3932. - 188:108630(2023). [10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2023.108630]
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