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Using fNIRS to study the brain activation and networks aßociated with Chinese character recognition
Yuan,Zhen; Hu,Zhishan
Conference NameSymposium on Neural Imaging and Sensing held at SPIE BiOS Conference
Source PublicationProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
Conference DateFEB 03-05, 2020
Conference PlaceSan Francisco, CA

In this study, functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) was used to examine the brain activation patterns in the occipitotemporal cortex (OTC) aßociated with Chinese character recognition (CCR). Eighteen healthy participants were recruited to perform a well-designed task involving three types of stimuli including real characters, pseudo characters and checkerboards. By inspecting the brain activation difference and its relationship with behavioral data, we discovered that the left hemisphere is responsible for the orthographical information proceßing. Meanwhile, we found that the bilateral superior temporal gyrus (STG), bilateral Brodmann's area (BA) 19 and left fusiform gyrus were involved in high-level lexical information proceßing such as semantic and phonological ones, indicating that the brain activities in these regions were aßociated with enhanced CCR performance. In addition, by examining functional brain networks, it was discovered that increased brain connectivity in the right BA 19 exhibited significant correlation with the performance of CCR. Consequently, the combination of fNIRS technique with functional network analysis paves a new avenue for an improved understanding the cognitive mechanism underlying CCR.

KeywordBrain Connectivity Chinese Character Recognition Fnirs Visual Word Form
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Indexed ByCPCI-S
WOS Research AreaNeurosciences & Neurology ; Optics
WOS SubjectNeurosciences ; Neuroimaging ; Optics
WOS IDWOS:000555678200004
Scopus ID2-s2.0-85082760026
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Document TypeConference paper
CollectionFaculty of Health Sciences
AffiliationCentre for Cognitive and Brain Sciences,University of Macau,Macao
First Author AffilicationUniversity of Macau
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Yuan,Zhen,Hu,Zhishan. Using fNIRS to study the brain activation and networks aßociated with Chinese character recognition[C],2020.
APA Yuan,Zhen,&Hu,Zhishan.(2020).Using fNIRS to study the brain activation and networks aßociated with Chinese character recognition.Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE,11226.
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