Grounding Novel Words Into Emotion: ERP Investigation
Learning novel words is crucial for efficient communication abilities. While previous
research has extensively addressed mechanisms of novel word representation at surface levels,
little is known about the formation of new word-forms and corresponding modality-specific
representations attributed via perceptual, motor, or emotional systems. In order to address this question, here we recorded EEG in 20 participants while they were trained with 16 novel visual word-forms in association with linguistic and meaningful emotional sounds.