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A novel phase analysis method for examining fNIRS neuroimaging data associated with Chinese/English sight translation
Houhua Ren1; Meng-Yun Wang2; Yan He3; Zhengcong Du4; Jiang Zhang1,5; Jing Zhang1; Defeng Li3; Zhen Yuan2
2019-04-01
Source PublicationBehavioural Brain Research
ISSN18727549 01664328
Volume361Pages:151-158
Abstract

In this study, a phase method for analyzing functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) signals was developed, which can extract the phase information of fNIRS data by using Hilbert transform. More importantly, the phase analysis method can be further performed to generate the brain phase activation and to construct the brain networks. Meanwhile, the study of translation between Chinese and English has been exciting and interesting from both the language and neuroscience standpoints due to their drastically different linguistic features. In particular, inspecting the brain phase activation and functional connectivity based on the phase data and phase analysis method will enable us to better understand the neural mechanism associated with Chinese/English translation. Our phase analysis results showed that the left prefrontal cortex, including the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) and frontopolar area, was involved in the translation process of the language pair. In addition, we also discovered that the most significant brain phase activation difference between translating into non-native (English) vs. native (Chinese) language was identified in the Broca's area. As a result, the proposed phase analysis approach can provide us an additional tool to reveal the complex cognitive mechanism associated with Chinese/English sight translation.

KeywordChinese/english Translation Fnirs Functional Connectivity Phase Analysis Method
DOI10.1016/j.bbr.2018.12.032
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Indexed BySCIE ; SSCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaBehavioral Sciences ; Neurosciences & Neurology
WOS SubjectBehavioral Sciences ; Neurosciences
WOS IDWOS:000458707500018
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionFaculty of Health Sciences
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
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Corresponding AuthorJing Zhang; Defeng Li
Affiliation1.College of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology,Sichuan University,,Chengdu,610065,China
2.Bioimaging Core,Faculty of Health Sciences,University of Macau,,Taipa, Macau SAR,China
3.Centre for Studies of Translation-Interpreting and Cognition,University of Macau,,Taipa, Macau SAR,China
4.School of Information Science and Technology,XiChang University,,615000,China
5.The Key Laboratory for NeuroInformation of Ministry of Education,University of Electronic Science and Technology of China,,Chengdu,610054,China
Corresponding Author AffilicationUniversity of Macau
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Houhua Ren,Meng-Yun Wang,Yan He,et al. A novel phase analysis method for examining fNIRS neuroimaging data associated with Chinese/English sight translation[J]. Behavioural Brain Research,2019,361:151-158.
APA Houhua Ren.,Meng-Yun Wang.,Yan He.,Zhengcong Du.,Jiang Zhang.,...&Zhen Yuan.(2019).A novel phase analysis method for examining fNIRS neuroimaging data associated with Chinese/English sight translation.Behavioural Brain Research,361,151-158.
MLA Houhua Ren,et al."A novel phase analysis method for examining fNIRS neuroimaging data associated with Chinese/English sight translation".Behavioural Brain Research 361(2019):151-158.
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