BRAIN IMAGINGA left-lateralized network for reading Chinese words: a 3 T fMRI studyKuo, Wen-Jui1,2; Yeh, Tzu-Chen1,3; Duann, Jeng-Ren1,4; Wu, Yu-Te1,5; Ho, Low-Tone1,3; Hung, Daisy2,6; Tzeng, Ovid J. L.2,6; Hsieh, Jen-Chuen1,3,6, CAAuthor Information 1Integrated Brain Research Laboratory, Department of Medical Research and Education, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, No.201, Sect.2, Shih-Pai Rd., Taipei 112; 2Cognitive Neuropsychology Laboratory, 3Departments of Anesthesiology, Psychiatry, and Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, School of Medicine, 5Institute of Radiological Sciences, and 6Institute of Neuroscience, School of Life Science, National Yang-Ming University Taipei, Taiwan; 4Computational Neurobiology Laboratory, Salk Institute, USA CA,1Corresponding Author and Address Received 28 September 2001; accepted 15 October 2001 Neuroreport: December 21st, 2001 - Volume 12 - Issue 18 - p 3997-4001 Buy Abstract fMRI was used to investigate brain organization for reading in Chinese. Subjects were shown two-character Chinese words. A control task was used to eliminate the non-linguistic visual and motor confounds. Results show that naming of Chinese logographs is characterized by left-lateralized neuronal networks for the processing of orthographic, phonological, and semantic attributes. The orchestration of the middle frontal cortex, superior temporal cortex, superior parietal cortex, basal temporal area and extrastriate cortices of the left hemisphere may manifest the particularity of the central representation of simple word naming in Chinese. © 2001 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.