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Optical Mapping of Brain Activation and Connectivity in Occipitotemporal Cortex During Chinese Character Recognition
Hu, Zhishan1; Zhang, Juan2; Couto, Tania Alexandra1; Xu, Shiyang1; Luan, Ping3; Yuan, Zhen1
2018-11
Source PublicationBRAIN TOPOGRAPHY
ISSN0896-0267
Volume31Issue:6Pages:1014-1028
Abstract

In this study, functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) was used to examine the brain activation and connectivity in occipitotemporal cortex during Chinese character recognition (CCR). Eighteen healthy participants were recruited to perform a well-designed task with three categories of stimuli (real characters, pseudo characters, and checkerboards). By inspecting the brain activation difference and its relationship with behavioral data, the left laterality during CCR was clearly identified in the Brodmann area (BA) 18 and 19. In addition, our novel findings also demonstrated that the bilateral superior temporal gyrus (STG), bilateral BA 19, and left fusiform gyrus were also involved in high-level lexical information processing such as semantic and phonological ones. Meanwhile, by examining functional brain networks, we discovered that the right BA 19 exhibited enhanced brain connectivity. In particular, the connectivity in the right fusiform gyrus, right BA 19, and left STG showed significant correlation with the performance of CCR. Consequently, the combination of fNIRS technique with functional network analysis paves a new avenue for improved understanding of the cognitive mechanism underlying CCR.

KeywordChinese Character Recognition Fnirs Visual Word Form Brain Connectivity
DOI10.1007/s10548-018-0650-y
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Language英语
WOS Research AreaNeurosciences & Neurology
WOS SubjectClinical Neurology ; Neurosciences
WOS IDWOS:000446432000009
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionFaculty of Health Sciences
Affiliation1.Bioimaging Core, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Macau, Macau, China
2.Faculty of Education, University of Macau, Macau, China
3.Shenzhen University Health Science Center, Shenzhen, China
First Author AffilicationFaculty of Health Sciences
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Hu, Zhishan,Zhang, Juan,Couto, Tania Alexandra,et al. Optical Mapping of Brain Activation and Connectivity in Occipitotemporal Cortex During Chinese Character Recognition[J]. BRAIN TOPOGRAPHY,2018,31(6):1014-1028.
APA Hu, Zhishan,Zhang, Juan,Couto, Tania Alexandra,Xu, Shiyang,Luan, Ping,&Yuan, Zhen.(2018).Optical Mapping of Brain Activation and Connectivity in Occipitotemporal Cortex During Chinese Character Recognition.BRAIN TOPOGRAPHY,31(6),1014-1028.
MLA Hu, Zhishan,et al."Optical Mapping of Brain Activation and Connectivity in Occipitotemporal Cortex During Chinese Character Recognition".BRAIN TOPOGRAPHY 31.6(2018):1014-1028.
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