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Das, T and Kumar, U and Bapi, RS and Padakannaya, P and Singh, NC (2009) Neural representation of an alphasyllabary-the story of Devanagari. Research Article, 97 (7).

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Abstract

We used functional brain imaging to study brain activation patterns when 16 native speakers read phrases in Devanagari, a writing system with alphabetic and syllabic properties. We found activation in the left insula, fusiform gyrus and inferior frontal gyrus, as seen for reading alphabetic scripts and in the right superior parietal lobule as associated with reading syllabic scripts. Additionally, we found bilateral activation in the middle frontal gyrus (Lt. BA 46, Rt. BA 6/44) which we attribute to complex visuo-spatial processing required for reading Devanagari, wherein consonants are placed linearly from left to right and vowels positioned non-linearly around them

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Neurodegenerative Disorders
Neuro-Oncological Disorders
Neurocognitive Processes
Neuronal Development and Regeneration
Informatics and Imaging
Genetics and Molecular Biology
Depositing User: Dr. D.D. Lal
Date Deposited: 16 May 2018 04:54
Last Modified: 20 May 2018 04:39
URI: http://nbrc.sciencecentral.in/id/eprint/386

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