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The objective of this study was to reveal the oscillatory activity in the occipitotemporal area related to the visual perception of the letters of first (L1) and second languages (L2) and pseudoletters. We recorded neuromagnetic signals while Korean native speakers were exposed to a phonogram of Korean, acquired at school age as their L1 (Hangul), that of(More)
The intention behind another's action and the impact of the outcome are major determinants of human economic behavior. It is poorly understood, however, whether the two systems share a core neural computation. Here, we investigated whether the two systems are causally dissociable in the brain by integrating computational modeling, functional magnetic(More)
We compared neural activation detected by magnetoencephalography (MEG) during tactile presentation of words and non-words in a postlingually deaf-blind subject and six normal volunteers. The left postcentral gyrus, bilateral inferior frontal gyri, left posterior temporal lobe, right anterior temporal lobe, bilateral middle occipital gyri were activated when(More)
To determine the time and location of lexico-semantic access, we measured neural activations by magnetoencephalography (MEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and estimated the neural sources by fMRI-assisted MEG multidipole analysis. Since the activations for phonological processing and lexico-semantic access were reported to overlap in many(More)
Identifying potentially unique features of the human cerebral cortex is a first step to understanding how evolution has shaped the brain in our species. By analyzing MR images obtained from 177 humans and 73 chimpanzees, we observed a human-specific asymmetry in the superior temporal sulcus at the heart of the communication regions and which we have named(More)
Cerebral dominance for language function was investigated with synthetic aperture magnetometry (SAM). The results were compared with those of the Wada test. SAM is a spatial filtering technique that enables demonstration of the spatiotemporal distribution of oscillatory changes (synchronization and desynchronization) in magnetoencephalography (MEG) signals(More)
An indefinite survival of cardiac allografts between fully incompatible mice strains was observed when monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) to intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) and leukocyte function-associated antigen-1 (LFA-1) were simultaneously administered after the transplantation for 6 days. Mice with long-term surviving cardiac allografts accepted(More)
To identify the changes in the respective frequency band and brain areas related to olfactory perception, we measured magnetoencephalographic (MEG) signals before and after instilling intravenously thiamine propyl disulfide (TPD) and thiamine tetrahydrofurfuryl disulfide monohydrochloride (TTFD), which evoked a strong and weak sensation of odor,(More)
To clarify the neural mechanisms of lexical access and selection of contextually appropriate meanings for ambiguous words, we investigated the spatio-temporal characteristics of neural activities during silent reading and semantic judgment of lexically ambiguous or unambiguous target words that were preceded by semantically related or unrelated words by(More)
To evaluate the gamma-band activity related to somatosensory processing, we recorded neuromagnetic signals from seven healthy subjects. The source power changes evoked by electrical stimulation of the median nerve were estimated with synthetic aperture magnetometry (SAM). Source power in the low gamma band (40 Hz) decreased in the contralateral primary(More)