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Title: A high-field functional MRI study of quadri-lingual subjects.
Authors: Briellmann, Regula S;Saling, Michael M;Connell, Ailie B;Waites, Anthony B;Abbott, David F;Jackson, Graeme D
Affiliation: Brain Research Institute, Austin Health, The University of Melbourne, Heidelberg West, Melbourne, Australia.
Issue Date: 1-Jun-2004
Citation: Brain and Language; 89(3): 531-42
Abstract: We assessed six multilingual subjects by functional MRI using a Noun Verb Generation task in four different languages. We hypothesised that the degree of proficiency in each language would be related to the extent of functional activity measured in a region of interest analysis. Proficiency in each language was quantified using two neuropsychological tests. All four languages activated overlapping brain areas, corresponding to the major language regions. The number of activated voxels correlated with proficiency, so that the activated volume increased for languages in which a subject had poorer proficiency. Activation did not appear to be dependent on the age at which the language was learnt.
Internal ID Number: 15120544
DOI: 10.1016/j.bandl.2004.01.008
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Adult
Analysis of Variance
Brain Mapping
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Neuropsychological Tests
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