Chinese semantic processing for Japanese in Chinese-Japanese bilinguals: A functional magnetic resonance imaging study

Xiujun Li, Qi Li, Jingjing Yang, Qiyong Guo, Jinglong Wu

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Abstract

Reading in a second language (L2) is a complex processing that involves an interaction between L2 and the native language (L1). To investigate the fundamental mechanisms, this study used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to visualize Japanese-Chinese bilinguals' brain activity in semantic processing of Chinese and Japanese characters. Using fMRI, much knowledge has been gained in understanding how the brain is activated during controlled experiments of language tasks in alphabetic subjects and in logographic language subjects. In this study, we used fMRI to investigate brain activations in processing Japanese semantic and font size by visual judgment tasks in fifteen Japanese subjects. Different activation patterns were observed between semantic and font size judgment processing. We conclude that constellation of neural substrates was different for semantic processing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, IEEE ICMA 2014
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages1137-1142
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479939787
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014
Event11th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, IEEE ICMA 2014 - Tianjin, China
Duration: Aug 3 2014Aug 6 2014

Publication series

Name2014 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, IEEE ICMA 2014

Other

Other11th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, IEEE ICMA 2014
CountryChina
CityTianjin
Period8/3/148/6/14

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Keywords

  • Japanese
  • fMRI
  • font size
  • semantic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Li, X., Li, Q., Yang, J., Guo, Q., & Wu, J. (2014). Chinese semantic processing for Japanese in Chinese-Japanese bilinguals: A functional magnetic resonance imaging study. In 2014 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, IEEE ICMA 2014 (pp. 1137-1142). [6885858] (2014 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, IEEE ICMA 2014). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMA.2014.6885858