Imaging Brain Networks for Language: Methodology and Examples from the Neurobiology of Reading

Anjali Raja Beharelle, Steven L. Small

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Studying the neurobiology of language has begun to shift away from investigating individual regions in the brain to understanding how interactions among these regions bring about language functions. Here, we review common multivariate analysis techniques for neuroimaging data that have been used to investigate the brain networks underlying reading. For each technique, we describe the method as well as its advantages compared to other methods. We then provide examples showing how the technique has been used to understand better the functional neural architecture supporting reading.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNeurobiology of Language
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780124078628
ISBN (Print)9780124077942
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes



  • Effective connectivity
  • Functional connectivity
  • Multivariate analyses
  • Networks
  • Reading

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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