Posterior insula role on semantic processing for Japanese in Chinese-Japanese bilinguals

Xiujun Li, Zhenglong Lin, Qiyong Guo, Jinglong Wu

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Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (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. While previous studies have compared performance between alphabetic and Chinese subjects, few data were about Japanese-speaking individuals. In this study, we used fMRI to investigate brain activations in processing Japanese semantic and font size by visual judgment tasks in six 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
Pages (from-to)2445-2461
Number of pages17
JournalInformation (Japan)
Issue number6 A
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014


  • FMRI
  • Font size
  • Japanese
  • Semantic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems


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