publication . Other literature type . Article . 2011

Lateralized Theta Wave Connectivity and Language Performance in 2- to 5-Year-Old Children

M. Kikuchi; K. Shitamichi; Y. Yoshimura; S. Ueno; G. B. Remijn; T. Hirosawa; T. Munesue; T. Tsubokawa; Y. Haruta; M. Oi; ...
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  • Published: 19 Oct 2011
  • Publisher: Society for Neuroscience
Abstract
Recent neuroimaging studies support the view that a left-lateralized brain network is crucial for language development in children. However, no previous studies have demonstrated a clear link between lateralized brain functional network and language performance in preschool children. Magnetoencephalography (MEG) is a noninvasive brain imaging technique and is a practical neuroimaging method for use in young children. MEG produces a reference-free signal, and is therefore an ideal tool to compute coherence between two distant cortical rhythms. In the present study, using a custom child-sized MEG system, we investigated brain networks while 78 right-handed prescho...
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free text keywords: Brief Communications, General Neuroscience, Cognitive psychology, Rhythm, Language development, Psychology, Neuroimaging, Nonverbal communication, Effects of sleep deprivation on cognitive performance, Magnetoencephalography, medicine.diagnostic_test, medicine, Coherence (physics), Laterality
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