In this fMRI study, students read expository science texts for comprehension of basic STEM concepts while their BOLD responses and eye movements were recorded. High-skilled readers showed stronger connectivity among brain regions important for integrating semantic representation and building event representation. Graph-theoretical network measures of conceptual relations in the text also correlated with activity in inferior parietal and dorsolateral prefrontal regions, indicating text comprehension through semantic integration and working memory.
|Publication status||Submitted - 2018|
|Event||28th Annual Meeting of the Society for Text & Discourse - Brighton, United Kingdom|
Duration: 17 Jul 2018 → 19 Jul 2018
|Conference||28th Annual Meeting of the Society for Text & Discourse|
|Period||17/07/18 → 19/07/18|