(A) After a short training session, patients received effective or sham continuous theta burst stimulation (cTBS-600) either over the anterior or posterior inferior frontal gyrus (a/pIFG) in different sessions. Thereafter, they performed phonological and semantic word judgement tasks in two fMRI runs. (B) Tasks were divided into 10 miniblocks per task and run, each consisting of 6 German words (e.g. ‘Zebra’ or ‘Computer’) with varying stimulus onset asynchrony. min = minutes; s = seconds.