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• Musical and linguistic semantic violation evoked ERP N400.
• Theta phase synchronization induced by musical and linguistic semantic violation.
• Violations in music and congruence in language elicited gamma power increase.
• Gamma activity distinguish between musical and linguistic semantic processing.
Similar to linguistic stimuli, music can also prime the meaning of a subsequent word. However, it is so far unknown what is the brain dynamics underlying the semantic priming effect induced by music, and its relation to language. To elucidate these issues, we compare the brain oscillatory response to visual words that have been semantically primed either by a musical excerpt or by an auditory sentence. We found that semantic violation between music–word pairs triggers a classical ERP N400, and induces a sustained increase of long-distance theta phase synchrony, along with a transient increase of local gamma activity. Similar results were observed after linguistic semantic violation except for gamma activity, which increased after semantic congruence between sentence–word pairs. Our findings indicate that local gamma activity is a neural marker that signals different ways of semantic processing between music and language, revealing the dynamic and self-organized nature of the semantic processing.
Journal: Brain and Language - Volume 152, January 2016, Pages 44–49