Mengmeng Su
Capital Normal University
Developmental psychologyPsychologyReading comprehensionDyslexiaLiteracy
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#1Mengmeng Su (Capital Normal University)H-Index: 8
#1Mengmeng Su (Capital Normal University)
Last. Hua Shu (McGovern Institute for Brain Research)H-Index: 42
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Abstract In the present longitudinal study, we investigated the joint effect of early family factors and long-term vocabulary development on the structure of reading-related white matter pathways in adolescents. Seventy-nine children participated in this study. Family environment was measured via parental questionnaire between age 1 and age 3. From age 4 to age 10, children’s vocabulary skills were tested annually. At age 14, diffusion tensor imaging data of the children were collected. Using in...
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#1Shuang Song (BNU: Beijing Normal University)H-Index: 7
#2Yuping Zhang (Chengdu Medical College)H-Index: 11
Last. Catherine McBride (CUHK: The Chinese University of Hong Kong)H-Index: 13
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While previous studies have shown that the impact of phonological awareness and rapid automatized naming (RAN) on dyslexia depends on orthographic complexity in alphabetic languages, it remains unclear whether this relationship generalizes to the more complex orthography of Chinese. We investigated the predictive power of phonological awareness, RAN, and morphological awareness in dyslexia diagnosis status in a sample of 241 typically developing and 223 dyslexic Chinese-speaking children. A logi...
#1Wei Zhou (Capital Normal University)H-Index: 9
#2Yimei Liu (Capital Normal University)
Last. Hua Shu (McGovern Institute for Brain Research)H-Index: 42
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Abstract In order to investigate how language and attention systems are affected by word boundary information during reading, we conducted a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) experiment in which text-color in naturally unspaced Chinese sentences were systematically manipulated in three experimental conditions, that is, text-color alternation consistent or inconsistent with word boundary (i.e., alternating-color word and non-word conditions), as well as a mono-color baseline condition....
#1Mengmeng Su ('ENS Paris': École Normale Supérieure)H-Index: 8
#2Michel Thiebaut de Schotten (French Institute of Health and Medical Research)H-Index: 38
Last. Hua Shu (McGovern Institute for Brain Research)H-Index: 42
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The acquisition of language involves the functional specialization of several cortical regions. Connectivity between these brain regions may also change with the development of language. Various studies have demonstrated that the arcuate fasciculus was essential for language function. Vocabulary learning is one of the most important skills in language acquisition. In the present longitudinal study, we explored the influence of vocabulary development on the anatomical properties of the arcuate fa...
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#1Mengmeng Su ('ENS Paris': École Normale Supérieure)H-Index: 8
#2Jingjing Zhao (SNNU: Shaanxi Normal University)H-Index: 9
Last. Hua Shu (McGovern Institute for Brain Research)H-Index: 42
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Abstract Chinese is a logographic language that is different from alphabetic languages in visual and semantic complexity. Thus far, it is still unclear whether Chinese children with dyslexia show similar disruption of white matter pathways as in alphabetic languages. The present study focused on the alteration of white matter pathways in Chinese children with dyslexia. Using diffusion tensor imaging tractography, the bilateral arcuate fasciculus (AF-anterior, AF-posterior and AF-direct segments)...
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#1Zaixu Cui (McGovern Institute for Brain Research)H-Index: 8
#2Mengmeng Su (McGovern Institute for Brain Research)H-Index: 8
Last. Gaolang Gong (BNU: Beijing Normal University)H-Index: 31
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Reading comprehension is a crucial reading skill for learning and putatively contains 2 key components: reading decoding and linguistic comprehension. Current understanding of the neural mechanism underlying these reading comprehension components is lacking, and whether and how neuroanatomical features can be used to predict these 2 skills remain largely unexplored. In the present study, we analyzed a large sample from the Human Connectome Project (HCP) dataset and successfully built multivariat...
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#1Mengmeng Su ('ENS Paris': École Normale Supérieure)H-Index: 8
#2Hugo Peyre ('ENS Paris': École Normale Supérieure)H-Index: 15
Last. Hua Shu (McGovern Institute for Brain Research)H-Index: 42
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Abstract The present longitudinal study investigated the predictive power of preschool linguistic skills and early family factors on children's comprehensive literacy skills at the end of primary school in 262 Chinese children. The results indicated that a substantial (20–34%) share of variance of 5th grade (age 11) literacy skills in Chinese could be explained by early family factors (age 3) and linguistic skills (age 3–age 5). Family socioeconomic status and parent-child reading tuition were a...
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#1Jinger Pan (McGovern Institute for Brain Research)H-Index: 10
#2Shuang Song (McGovern Institute for Brain Research)H-Index: 7
Last. Hua Shu (McGovern Institute for Brain Research)H-Index: 42
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The present study reported data on phonological awareness, morphological awareness, and Chinese literacy skills of 294 children from an 8-year longitudinal study. Results showed that mainland Chinese children's preliterate syllable awareness at ages 4 to 6 years uniquely predicted post-literate morphological awareness at ages 7 to 10 years. Preliterate syllable awareness directly contributed to character reading and writing at age 11 years, while post-literate phonemic awareness predicted only c...
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#1Yuping Zhang (BNU: Beijing Normal University)H-Index: 11
#2Jun Li (BNU: Beijing Normal University)H-Index: 11
Last. Hua Shu (BNU: Beijing Normal University)H-Index: 42
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The doublecortin domain-containing 2 (DCDC2) gene, which is located on chromosome 6p22.1, has been widely suggested to be a candidate gene for dyslexia, but its role in typical reading development over time remains to be clarified. In the present study, we explored the role of DCDC2 in contributing to the individual differences in reading development from ages 6 to 11 years by analysing data from 284 unrelated children who were participating in the Chinese Longitudinal Study of Reading Developme...
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#1Zaixu Cui (McGovern Institute for Brain Research)H-Index: 8
#2Zhichao Xia (McGovern Institute for Brain Research)H-Index: 6
Last. Gaolang Gong (McGovern Institute for Brain Research)H-Index: 31
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Developmental dyslexia has been hypothesized to result from multiple causes and exhibit multiple manifestations, implying a distributed multidimensional effect on human brain. The disruption of specific white-matter (WM) tracts/regions has been observed in dyslexic children. However, it remains unknown if developmental dyslexia affects the human brain WM in a multidimensional manner. Being a natural tool for evaluating this hypothesis, the multivariate machine learning approach was applied in th...
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