Application of medical imaging techniques to studies of human language processing and acquisition

Satoru Yokoyama

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Abstract

Language is one of the most important higher brain functions for humans. Using medical imaging techniques, such as MRI, PET, MEG, EEG, and NIRS, scientists have been investigating how the brain processes and acquires language. This special issue concerns the processing and acquisition of languages, and the investigations that apply medical imaging techniques to functional brain imaging studies. Hence the purpose of this special issue is to collect articles on studies of language processing and acquisition in humans utilizing medical imaging techniques. This special issue will contribute to uncovering the mechanisms of language processing and acquisition, and also to clarifying some of the questions concerning the clinical aspects of language deficits.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-46
Number of pages2
JournalOpen Medical Imaging Journal
Volume6
Issue numberSPEC.ISS.2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 May 11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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