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On the conceptual representation of actions

Final Report Summary - ACTIONCONCEPTS (On the conceptual representation of actions)

In this project we addressed two main questions related to verb and action processing and representation in the bran that have been long object of controversial debates:
1. What drives the verb-noun distinction in the brain? (Study 1)
2. What is the role of the primary motor cortex in action-language understanding? (Study 2)
We have successfully completed Study 1 and are currently completing data analyses of Study 2– see attachment “Publishable_Summary_final” for a publishable summary report of our two studies.