Human brain activation network for Chinese character processing: An fMRI study

Xiujun Li, Jingjing Yang, Qi Li, Dan Tong, Jinglong Wu

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Abstract

Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) or positron emission tomography (PET), much knowledge has been gained in understanding how the brain is activated during controlled experiments of language tasks in educated healthy subjects and in uneducated healthy subjects. While previous studies have compared performance between alphabetic subjects, few data were about Chinese-speaking individuals. In this study, we used fMRI to investigate brain activations in processing characters and figures by visual tasks in 13 Chinese subjects. Significant activation patterns were observed in the occipital regions, the temporal regions, the parietal regions, the frontal regions and cerebellum. We conclude that constellation of neural substrates is bilateral network for Chinese healthy subjects and the formation of this neural network is affected by the impact of education rather than experience.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, IEEE ICMA 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages960-965
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509023943
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2016
Event13th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, IEEE ICMA 2016 - Harbin, Heilongjiang, China
Duration: Aug 7 2016Aug 10 2016

Other

Other13th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, IEEE ICMA 2016
CountryChina
CityHarbin, Heilongjiang
Period8/7/168/10/16

Keywords

  • brain activation
  • Chinese
  • fMRI
  • network
  • orthographic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software

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    Li, X., Yang, J., Li, Q., Tong, D., & Wu, J. (2016). Human brain activation network for Chinese character processing: An fMRI study. In 2016 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, IEEE ICMA 2016 (pp. 960-965). [7558692] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMA.2016.7558692