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Article: Brain activation in the processing of Chinese characters and words: A functional MRI study

TitleBrain activation in the processing of Chinese characters and words: A functional MRI study
Authors
KeywordsChinese reading
FMRI
Hemispheric dominance
Language
Lateralization
MRI
Neuroimaging
Reading
Semantic vagueness
Word recognition
Issue Date2000
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/38751
Citation
Human Brain Mapping, 2000, v. 10 n. 1, p. 16-27 How to Cite?
AbstractFunctional magnetic resonance imaging was used to identify the neural correlates of Chinese character and word reading. The Chinese stimuli were presented visually, one at a time. Subjects covertly generated a word that was semantically related to each stimulus. Three sorts of Chinese items were used: single characters having precise meanings, single characters having vague meanings, and two-character Chinese words. The results indicated that reading Chinese is characterized by extensive activity of the neural systems, with strong left lateralization of frontal (BAs 9 and 47) and temporal (BA 37) cortices and right lateralization of visual systems (BAs 17-19), parietal lobe (BA 3), and cerebellum. The location of peak activation in the left frontal regions coincided nearly completely both for vague- and precise- meaning characters as well as for two-character words, without dissociation in laterality patterns. In addition, left frontal activations were modulated by the ease of semantic retrieval. The present results constitute a challenge to the deeply ingrained belief that activations in reading single characters are right lateralized, whereas activations in reading two-character words are left lateralized. (C) 2000 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/89353
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2015 Impact Factor: 4.962
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 3.165
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dc.contributor.authorTan, LHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorSpinks, JAen_HK
dc.contributor.authorGao, JHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLiu, HLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorPerfetti, CAen_HK
dc.contributor.authorXiong, Jen_HK
dc.contributor.authorStofer, KAen_HK
dc.contributor.authorPu, Yen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Yen_HK
dc.contributor.authorFox, PTen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:55:55Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:55:55Z-
dc.date.issued2000en_HK
dc.identifier.citationHuman Brain Mapping, 2000, v. 10 n. 1, p. 16-27en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1065-9471en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/89353-
dc.description.abstractFunctional magnetic resonance imaging was used to identify the neural correlates of Chinese character and word reading. The Chinese stimuli were presented visually, one at a time. Subjects covertly generated a word that was semantically related to each stimulus. Three sorts of Chinese items were used: single characters having precise meanings, single characters having vague meanings, and two-character Chinese words. The results indicated that reading Chinese is characterized by extensive activity of the neural systems, with strong left lateralization of frontal (BAs 9 and 47) and temporal (BA 37) cortices and right lateralization of visual systems (BAs 17-19), parietal lobe (BA 3), and cerebellum. The location of peak activation in the left frontal regions coincided nearly completely both for vague- and precise- meaning characters as well as for two-character words, without dissociation in laterality patterns. In addition, left frontal activations were modulated by the ease of semantic retrieval. The present results constitute a challenge to the deeply ingrained belief that activations in reading single characters are right lateralized, whereas activations in reading two-character words are left lateralized. (C) 2000 Wiley-Liss, Inc.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/38751en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofHuman Brain Mappingen_HK
dc.rightsHuman Brain Mapping. Copyright © John Wiley & Sons, Inc.en_HK
dc.subjectChinese readingen_HK
dc.subjectFMRIen_HK
dc.subjectHemispheric dominanceen_HK
dc.subjectLanguageen_HK
dc.subjectLateralizationen_HK
dc.subjectMRIen_HK
dc.subjectNeuroimagingen_HK
dc.subjectReadingen_HK
dc.subjectSemantic vaguenessen_HK
dc.subjectWord recognitionen_HK
dc.titleBrain activation in the processing of Chinese characters and words: A functional MRI studyen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1002/(SICI)1097-0193(200005)10:1<16::AID-HBM30>3.0.CO;2-Men_HK
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