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Article: A Lifespan fMRI Study of Neurodevelopment Associated with Reading Chinese

TitleA Lifespan fMRI Study of Neurodevelopment Associated with Reading Chinese
Authors
KeywordsChinese reading
functional and structural development
lifespan brain development
neural development of reading
reading development
Issue Date2020
PublisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://cercor.oxfordjournals.org/
Citation
Cerebral Cortex, 2020, Epub 2020-02-28 How to Cite?
AbstractWe used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to map the neural systems involved in reading Chinese in 125 participants 6–74 years old to examine two theoretical issues: how brain structure and function are related in the context of the lifetime neural development of human cognition and whether the neural network for reading is universal or different across languages. Our findings showed that a common network of left frontal and occipital regions typically involved in reading Chinese was recruited across all participants. Crucially, activation in left mid-inferior frontal regions, fusiform and striate–extrastriate sites, premotor cortex, right inferior frontal gyrus, bilateral insula, and supplementary motor area all showed linearly decreasing changes with age. These findings differ from previous findings on alphabetic reading development and suggest that early readers at age 6–7 are already using the same cortical network to process printed words as adults, though the connections among these regions are modulated by reading proficiency, and cortical regions for reading are tuned by experience toward reduced and more focused activation. This fMRI study has demonstrated, for the first time, the neurodevelopment of reading across the lifespan and suggests that learning experience, instead of pre-existing brain structures, determines reading acquisition.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/281262
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2019 Impact Factor: 5.043
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 4.827

 

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dc.contributor.authorSiok, WT-
dc.contributor.authorJia, F-
dc.contributor.authorLIU, CY-
dc.contributor.authorPerfetti, CA-
dc.contributor.authorTan, LH-
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-09T09:52:14Z-
dc.date.available2020-03-09T09:52:14Z-
dc.date.issued2020-
dc.identifier.citationCerebral Cortex, 2020, Epub 2020-02-28-
dc.identifier.issn1047-3211-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/281262-
dc.description.abstractWe used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to map the neural systems involved in reading Chinese in 125 participants 6–74 years old to examine two theoretical issues: how brain structure and function are related in the context of the lifetime neural development of human cognition and whether the neural network for reading is universal or different across languages. Our findings showed that a common network of left frontal and occipital regions typically involved in reading Chinese was recruited across all participants. Crucially, activation in left mid-inferior frontal regions, fusiform and striate–extrastriate sites, premotor cortex, right inferior frontal gyrus, bilateral insula, and supplementary motor area all showed linearly decreasing changes with age. These findings differ from previous findings on alphabetic reading development and suggest that early readers at age 6–7 are already using the same cortical network to process printed words as adults, though the connections among these regions are modulated by reading proficiency, and cortical regions for reading are tuned by experience toward reduced and more focused activation. This fMRI study has demonstrated, for the first time, the neurodevelopment of reading across the lifespan and suggests that learning experience, instead of pre-existing brain structures, determines reading acquisition.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://cercor.oxfordjournals.org/-
dc.relation.ispartofCerebral Cortex-
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.subjectChinese reading-
dc.subjectfunctional and structural development-
dc.subjectlifespan brain development-
dc.subjectneural development of reading-
dc.subjectreading development-
dc.titleA Lifespan fMRI Study of Neurodevelopment Associated with Reading Chinese-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailSiok, WT: siok@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authoritySiok, WT=rp01208-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/cercor/bhaa038-
dc.identifier.hkuros309374-
dc.identifier.volumeEpub 2020-02-28-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-
dc.identifier.f1000737454317-

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