Effects of long-term practice and task complexity on brain activities when performing abacus-based mental calculations: a PET study

@article{Wu2008EffectsOL,
  title={Effects of long-term practice and task complexity on brain activities when performing abacus-based mental calculations: a PET study},
  author={Tung-Hsin Wu and Chia-Lin Chen and Yung-Hui Huang and Ren-Shyan Liu and J. Hsieh and Jason J. S. Lee},
  journal={European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging},
  year={2008},
  volume={36},
  pages={436-445}
}
PurposeThe aim of this study was to examine the neural bases for the exceptional mental calculation ability possessed by Chinese abacus experts through PET imaging.MethodsWe compared the different regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) patterns using 15O-water PET in 10 abacus experts and 12 non-experts while they were performing each of the following three tasks: covert reading, simple addition, and complex contiguous addition. All data collected were analyzed using SPM2 and MNI templates… Expand
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