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Ultra-fast speech comprehension in blind subjects engages primary visual cortex, fusiform gyrus, and pulvinar – a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Neuroscience, July 2013
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Title
Ultra-fast speech comprehension in blind subjects engages primary visual cortex, fusiform gyrus, and pulvinar – a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study
Published in
BMC Neuroscience, July 2013
DOI 10.1186/1471-2202-14-74
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Authors

Susanne Dietrich, Ingo Hertrich, Hermann Ackermann

Abstract

Individuals suffering from vision loss of a peripheral origin may learn to understand spoken language at a rate of up to about 22 syllables (syl) per second - exceeding by far the maximum performance level of normal-sighted listeners (ca. 8 syl/s). To further elucidate the brain mechanisms underlying this extraordinary skill, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) was performed in blind subjects of varying ultra-fast speech comprehension capabilities and sighted individuals while listening to sentence utterances of a moderately fast (8 syl/s) or ultra-fast (16 syl/s) syllabic rate.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 3 3%
Brazil 2 2%
Poland 1 1%
Unknown 85 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 21 23%
Student > Master 18 20%
Researcher 13 14%
Student > Bachelor 10 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 7%
Other 16 18%
Unknown 7 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 26 29%
Neuroscience 19 21%
Linguistics 8 9%
Engineering 8 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 8%
Other 14 15%
Unknown 9 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 August 2017.
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#1,650,314
of 11,676,441 outputs
Outputs from BMC Neuroscience
#119
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Outputs of similar age
#20,615
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Neuroscience
#3
of 39 outputs
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