Finger movements lighten neural loads in the recognition of ideographic characters.

  title={Finger movements lighten neural loads in the recognition of ideographic characters.},
  author={Kayako Matsuo and Chikako Kato and Tomohisa Okada and Tetsuo Moriya and Gary H. Glover and Toshiharu Nakai},
  journal={Brain research. Cognitive brain research},
  volume={17 2},
The role of finger writing movements in recognizing Japanese ideographic characters (Kanji) was investigated using functional magnetic resonance imaging at 3 T. A total of 12 healthy native Japanese-speaking volunteers were studied while counting the number of strokes in ideographic characters. In experiment 1, a representation of the pronunciation of an ideographic character was displayed using Japanese syllabic characters. Volunteers were required to count the strokes of the ideographic… CONTINUE READING
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