Effect of kanji and kana reading on cerebral blood flow patterns measured by PET.

@article{Kiyosawa1995EffectOK,
  title={Effect of kanji and kana reading on cerebral blood flow patterns measured by PET.},
  author={Motohiro Kiyosawa and Masatoshi Itoh and Yayoi Nakagawa and Namie Kobayashi and Makoto Tamai},
  journal={Japanese journal of ophthalmology},
  year={1995},
  volume={39 2},
  pages={198-205}
}
To investigate the respective functions of pathways in processing visual information from different types of symbols, by positron emission tomography (PET) we examined the effect on cerebral blood flow (CBF) of reading the Japanese morphogram (kanji) versus the syllabogram (kana). Nine Japanese men were presented with three visual conditions in random order 2 minutes before the scan: eyes open controls, kanji morphogram reading, and kana syllabogram reading. Three words written in kanji or kana… CONTINUE READING