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Similarities in neural activations of face and Chinese character discrimination.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19444949     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study compared Chinese participants' visual discrimination of Chinese faces with that of Chinese characters, which are highly similar to faces on a variety of dimensions. Both Chinese faces and characters activated the bilateral middle fusiform with high levels of correlations. These findings suggest that although the expertise systems for faces and written symbols are known to be anatomically differentiated at the later stages of processing to serve face processing or written-symbol-specific processing purposes, they may share similar neural structures in the ventral occipitotemporal cortex at the stages of visual processing.
Jiangang Liu; Jie Tian; Jun Li; Qiyong Gong; Kang Lee
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuroreport     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1473-558X     ISO Abbreviation:  Neuroreport     Publication Date:  2009 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-13     Completed Date:  2009-09-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9100935     Medline TA:  Neuroreport     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  273-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Computer and Information Technology, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China.
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MeSH Terms
Asian Continental Ancestry Group / genetics,  psychology*
Brain Mapping
Face / physiology*
Functional Laterality / physiology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Neuropsychological Tests
Pattern Recognition, Visual / physiology*
Photic Stimulation
Social Behavior
Temporal Lobe / anatomy & histology,  physiology
Visual Cortex / anatomy & histology,  physiology*
Young Adult

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