Neural substrates of Japanese words listening

Chang Cai, Takanori Kochiyama, Reiko Takami, Risa Michihara, Jinglong Wu

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Abstract

In this paper we attempted to resolve the neural substrates of spoken Japanese word, nonsense word, and separate KANA perception, using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). We found that word and separate KANA activated more areas than nonsense words perhaps for the sake of the different familiarity level; word condition activated part of the right primary motor cortex and part of the left pre-motor cortex which may be related to articulatory-gestural representations of word access compared with separate KANA and nonsense word condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages911-916
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventSICE Annual Conference 2005 - Okayama, Japan
Duration: Aug 8 2005Aug 10 2005

Other

OtherSICE Annual Conference 2005
CountryJapan
CityOkayama
Period8/8/058/10/05

Keywords

  • fMRI
  • Japanese
  • Spoken language perception
  • Superior temporal area

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Cai, C., Kochiyama, T., Takami, R., Michihara, R., & Wu, J. (2005). Neural substrates of Japanese words listening. 911-916. Paper presented at SICE Annual Conference 2005, Okayama, Japan.