Modulation of neural connectivity during processing of Chinese characters

Qingbao Yu, Feng Dong, Fen Yan, Bei Li, Shigang Feng, Yiyuan Tang

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Abstract

The present study used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to investigate functional interactions of several regions which were activated during the processing of Chinese characters. Two stimuli were used, including characters and pseudo-characters. We found that the activity in left middle frontal gyrus(BA6) were strongly correlated with the activity in right inferior frontal gyrus(BA9) and activity in left fusiform gyrus for both characters and pseudo-characters, the activity in left fusiform gyrus were strongly correlated with the activity in left middle frontal gyrus(BA6) and the activity in Right inferior frontal gyrus(BA9) only for characters, and there was strong functional connectivity between left fusiform gyrus and right fusiform gyrus only for pseudo-characters. Those results indicate that Chinese characters and pseudo-characters demand different modulations of neural connectivity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2005 International Conference on Neural Networks and Brain Proceedings, ICNNB'05
Pages1577-1579
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 2005
Event2005 International Conference on Neural Networks and Brain Proceedings, ICNNB'05 - Beijing, China
Duration: Oct 13 2005Oct 15 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2005 International Conference on Neural Networks and Brain Proceedings, ICNNB'05
Volume3

Conference

Conference2005 International Conference on Neural Networks and Brain Proceedings, ICNNB'05
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period10/13/0510/15/05

Keywords

  • Chinese characters
  • Functional interaction
  • fMRI

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    Yu, Q., Dong, F., Yan, F., Li, B., Feng, S., & Tang, Y. (2005). Modulation of neural connectivity during processing of Chinese characters. In Proceedings of 2005 International Conference on Neural Networks and Brain Proceedings, ICNNB'05 (pp. 1577-1579). [1614933] (Proceedings of 2005 International Conference on Neural Networks and Brain Proceedings, ICNNB'05; Vol. 3).