Roel M Willems

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Body-specific motor imagery of hand actions: neural evidence from right- and left-handers
    Roel M Willems
    Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Front Hum Neurosci 3:39. 2009
  2. pmc Neural Insights into the Relation between Language and Communication
    Roel M Willems
    Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California Berkeley Berkeley, CA, USA
    Front Hum Neurosci 4:203. 2010
  3. pmc Add a picture for suspense: neural correlates of the interaction between language and visual information in the perception of fear
    Roel M Willems
    Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 6:404-16. 2011
  4. doi A dissociation between linguistic and communicative abilities in the human brain
    Roel M Willems
    Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen
    Psychol Sci 21:8-14. 2010
  5. doi Neural dissociations between action verb understanding and motor imagery
    Roel M Willems
    Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Cogn Neurosci 22:2387-400. 2010
  6. doi Cerebral lateralization of face-selective and body-selective visual areas depends on handedness
    Roel M Willems
    Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Cereb Cortex 20:1719-25. 2010
  7. doi Differential roles for left inferior frontal and superior temporal cortex in multimodal integration of action and language
    Roel M Willems
    Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Neuroimage 47:1992-2004. 2009
  8. doi Body-specific representations of action verbs: neural evidence from right- and left-handers
    Roel M Willems
    Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Psychol Sci 21:67-74. 2010
  9. doi Communicating without a functioning language system: implications for the role of language in mentalizing
    Roel M Willems
    Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Neuropsychologia 49:3130-5. 2011
  10. doi Early decreases in alpha and gamma band power distinguish linguistic from visual information during spoken sentence comprehension
    Roel M Willems
    F C Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, Radboud University Nijmegen, P O Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Brain Res 1219:78-90. 2008

Detail Information

Publications26

  1. pmc Body-specific motor imagery of hand actions: neural evidence from right- and left-handers
    Roel M Willems
    Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Front Hum Neurosci 3:39. 2009
    ..People with different patterns of motor experience form correspondingly different neurocognitive representations of imagined actions...
  2. pmc Neural Insights into the Relation between Language and Communication
    Roel M Willems
    Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California Berkeley Berkeley, CA, USA
    Front Hum Neurosci 4:203. 2010
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  3. pmc Add a picture for suspense: neural correlates of the interaction between language and visual information in the perception of fear
    Roel M Willems
    Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 6:404-16. 2011
    ..We conclude that the right anterior temporal pole serves a binding function of emotional information across domains such as visual and linguistic information...
  4. doi A dissociation between linguistic and communicative abilities in the human brain
    Roel M Willems
    Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen
    Psychol Sci 21:8-14. 2010
    ..These findings show that communicative and linguistic abilities rely on cerebrally (and computationally) distinct mechanisms...
  5. doi Neural dissociations between action verb understanding and motor imagery
    Roel M Willems
    Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Cogn Neurosci 22:2387-400. 2010
    ....
  6. doi Cerebral lateralization of face-selective and body-selective visual areas depends on handedness
    Roel M Willems
    Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Cereb Cortex 20:1719-25. 2010
    ..Our findings indicate that hemispheric specialization is not fixed but can vary considerably across individuals even in areas engaged relatively early in the visual system...
  7. doi Differential roles for left inferior frontal and superior temporal cortex in multimodal integration of action and language
    Roel M Willems
    Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Neuroimage 47:1992-2004. 2009
    ..In conclusion, pSTS/MTG and LIFG are differentially involved in multimodal integration, crucially depending upon the semantic relationship between the input streams...
  8. doi Body-specific representations of action verbs: neural evidence from right- and left-handers
    Roel M Willems
    Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Psychol Sci 21:67-74. 2010
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  9. doi Communicating without a functioning language system: implications for the role of language in mentalizing
    Roel M Willems
    Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Neuropsychologia 49:3130-5. 2011
    ..Our results show that aspects of the ability to communicate remain present even when core capacities of the language system are dysfunctional...
  10. doi Early decreases in alpha and gamma band power distinguish linguistic from visual information during spoken sentence comprehension
    Roel M Willems
    F C Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, Radboud University Nijmegen, P O Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Brain Res 1219:78-90. 2008
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  11. doi The function of words: distinct neural correlates for words denoting differently manipulable objects
    Shirley Ann Rueschemeyer
    Donders Centre for Cognition, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Cogn Neurosci 22:1844-51. 2010
    ..Specifically, how an object is used functionally rather than whether an object can be displaced with the hand is reflected in semantic representations in the brain...
  12. doi Seeing and hearing meaning: ERP and fMRI evidence of word versus picture integration into a sentence context
    Roel M Willems
    FC Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Cogn Neurosci 20:1235-49. 2008
    ..This study adds to the growing insight that the language system incorporates (semantic) information coming from linguistic and extralinguistic domains with the same neural time course and by recruitment of overlapping brain areas...
  13. ncbi Neural evidence for the interplay between language, gesture, and action: a review
    Roel M Willems
    F C Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, Radboud University Nijmegen, P O Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Brain Lang 101:278-89. 2007
    ..This interaction however shares general properties with other domains in which there is interplay between language and action...
  14. ncbi On-line integration of semantic information from speech and gesture: insights from event-related brain potentials
    Asli Ozyürek
    F C Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Cogn Neurosci 19:605-16. 2007
    ..The neural evidence for similar integration of information from speech and gesture emphasizes the tight interconnection between speech and co-speech gestures...
  15. ncbi When language meets action: the neural integration of gesture and speech
    Roel M Willems
    F C Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, Radboud University Nijmegen, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Cereb Cortex 17:2322-33. 2007
    ..These findings provide direct evidence that action and language processing share a high-level neural integration system...
  16. doi Hand preference influences neural correlates of action observation
    Roel M Willems
    Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Brain Res 1269:90-104. 2009
    ..Basic differences in the way we act upon the world are not only reflected in neural correlates of action production, but can also influence the brain basis of action observation...
  17. pmc Language influences music harmony perception: effects of shared syntactic integration resources beyond attention
    Richard Kunert
    Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, PO Box 310, 6500 AH Nijmegen, The Netherlands Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior, Radboud University Nijmegen, PO Box 9010, 6500 GL Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    R Soc Open Sci 3:150685. 2016
    ..Overall, our results support the syntax specificity of shared music-language processing resources. ..
  18. pmc An Independent Psychometric Evaluation of the PROMS Measure of Music Perception Skills
    Richard Kunert
    Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 11:e0159103. 2016
    ..We conclude by briefly discussing the choice faced by music cognition researchers between different musical aptitude measures of which the brief PROMS is a well evaluated example. ..
  19. pmc Music and Language Syntax Interact in Broca's Area: An fMRI Study
    Richard Kunert
    Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 10:e0141069. 2015
    ..The current results thus suggest that two different cognitive domains-music and language-might draw on the same high level syntactic integration resources in Broca's area. ..
  20. pmc Taking Perspective: Personal Pronouns Affect Experiential Aspects of Literary Reading
    Franziska Hartung
    Neurobiology of Language, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition, and Behaviour, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 11:e0154732. 2016
    ..Our findings underscore the importance of perspective for language processing, and additionally show which aspects of the narrative experience are influenced by a change in perspective. ..
  21. doi Prediction During Natural Language Comprehension
    Roel M Willems
    Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Cereb Cortex 26:2506-16. 2016
    ..Our study exemplifies the power of combining computational linguistics with cognitive neuroscience, and additionally underlines the feasibility of studying continuous spoken language materials with fMRI. ..
  22. doi Feel between the lines: implied emotion in sentence comprehension
    Vicky Tzuyin Lai
    Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Cogn Neurosci 27:1528-41. 2015
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  23. doi Emotional context modulates embodied metaphor comprehension
    Dalya Samur
    Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior, Radboud University Nijmegen, Kapittelweg 29, 6525 EN Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands Electronic address
    Neuropsychologia 78:108-14. 2015
    ..We interpret our results as suggesting that emotional context specifically modulates mental simulation during metaphor processing...
  24. doi Embodied language in first- and second-language speakers: neural correlates of processing motor verbs
    Sophie De Grauwe
    Radboud University Nijmegen, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Nijmegen, Netherlands Electronic address
    Neuropsychologia 56:334-49. 2014
    ..These results indicate that L2 semantic representations are rich enough for motor-related activations to develop in motor and somatosensory areas. ..
  25. ncbi The neural construction of a Tinkertoy
    Roel M Willems
    F C Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, Radboud University Nijmegen, P O Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Neurosci 27:1509-10. 2007
  26. pmc Flexibility in embodied language understanding
    Roel M Willems
    Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen Nijmegen, Netherlands
    Front Psychol 2:116. 2011
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