Specialization of neural mechanisms underlying the three-stage model in humor processing: An ERP study

Yen Ju Feng, Yu Chen Chan, Hsueh Chih Chen*

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研究成果: 雜誌貢獻期刊論文同行評審

22 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)

摘要

Most studies of the neural correlates of humor processing have used functional magnetic resonance imaging, but few studies have examined the temporal dynamics of humor processing. The current study examined the temporal dynamics of cortical activation that underlies incongruity detection, resolution and elaboration of humor. Event-related potentials were measured while 31 participants read jokes, non-jokes and nonsensical sentences. The results showed that nonsensical sentences elicited the most negative ERP deflection (N400) between 350 and 500ms, which possibly reflects incongruity detection in humor. Jokes and non-jokes elicited a more positive deflection (P600) than nonsensical sentences between 500 and 700ms, which possibly reflects a reanalysis process during incongruity resolution.Moreover, jokes elicited the most positive slow-wave activity between 800 and 1500ms, which may be related to emotional processing during elaboration. These results support that N400, P600 and Late Positive Potential (LPP) index the cognitive functions involved in humor processing.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)59-70
頁數12
期刊Journal of Neurolinguistics
32
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 2014 十一月 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 實驗與認知心理學
  • 藝術與人文(雜項)
  • 語言和語言學
  • 認知神經科學

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