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Walk-related mimic word activates the extrastriate visual cortex in the human brain: an fMRI study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19046993     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
I present an fMRI study demonstrating that a mimic word highly suggestive of human walking, heard by the ear with eyes closed, significantly activates the visual cortex located in extrastriate occipital region (BA19, 18) and superior temporal sulcus (STS) while hearing non-sense words that do not imply walk under the same task does not activate these areas in humans. I concluded that BA19 and 18 would be a critical region for generating visual images of walking and related intentional stance, respectively, evoked by an onomatopoeia word that implied walking.
Naoyuki Osaka
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2008-11-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Behavioural brain research     Volume:  198     ISSN:  1872-7549     ISO Abbreviation:  Behav. Brain Res.     Publication Date:  2009 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-27     Completed Date:  2009-03-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8004872     Medline TA:  Behav Brain Res     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  186-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Acoustic Stimulation
Image Processing, Computer-Assisted
Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
Neural Pathways / anatomy & histology,  physiology
Occipital Lobe / anatomy & histology,  physiology
Temporal Lobe / anatomy & histology,  physiology
Verbal Behavior / physiology*
Visual Cortex / anatomy & histology,  physiology*
Young Adult

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