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Grey matter volume differences of textual memorization: a voxel based morphometry study

Sapuan, Abdul Halim and Mustofa, Nur Shahieda and Che Azemin, Mohd Zulfaezal and Abdul Majid, Zafri Azran and Jamaludin, Iqbal (2016) Grey matter volume differences of textual memorization: a voxel based morphometry study. In: International Conference for Innovation in Biomedical Engineering and Life Sciences (ICIBEL2015), 6th-8th Dec. 2015, Pullman Hotel, Putrajaya.

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Textual memorization involves intensive memorization techniques and processes, including repetition, rehearsal, and retrieval. Yet, little is known about the possible effects of this robust memorization training on brain structures. Therefore, this study was designed to investigate the presence of structural plasticity in the brain, which may develop after long-term practice of textual memorization techniques. The subjects are a group of huffaz who underwent one year of textual memory training. Twenty-eight volunteers (14 males) were enrolled in this study. Brain images of the subjects were obtained by employing 1.5 Tesla MRI and 3D-MPRAGE imaging sequence. Voxel-based morphometry was applied to assess the gray matter volume differences in the memorizers and the control subjects. The current study found that gray matter volume in the anterior cingulate gyrus, orbitofrontal cortex, left inferior temporal gyrus, right occipitotemporal gyrus, left inferior parietal gyrus, right perirhenal cortex, superior parietal cortex, posterior cingulate cortex and anterior cingulate cortex of the memorizers were significantly increased as compared with the control subjects. The results suggest textual memorization involves with extensive connection across the brain.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 6589/46911 (IFMBE Proceedings, Vol. 56, ISBN: 978-981-10-0266-3 (P), 978-981-10-0265-6 (P), DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-0266-3_8)
Uncontrolled Keywords: voxel-based morphometry, grey matter volume, textual memorization, huffaz, Quran.
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics. Computer engineering. Computer hardware. Photoelectronic devices > TK7885 Computer engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences > Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiotherapy
Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences > Department of Optometry and Visual Science
Depositing User: Dr. Mohd Zulfaezal Che Azemin
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2016 12:00
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2017 15:27
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/46911

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