tactile word

Do you feel the words? An fMRI analysis on tactile vs non-tactile words in Mandarin Chinese

Language consists of many thousands of words which differ in meaning and syntactic category. Some words may refer to reletevely touchable, hence concrete aspects of the world while others are abstract in meaning which do not have physical references. But which brain areas are associated with tactile word processing? This project aims to investigate brain activation of participants when listening to tactile vs non-tactile word stimuli. The preliminary result shows that large areas of parietal lobe is particularly activated to tactile words compared to non-tactile words

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