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The stability and instability of the language control network: a longitudinal resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging study

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摘要: Objective: The language control network is vital among language-related networks responsible for solving the problem of multiple language switching. Researchers have expressed concerns about the instability of the language control network when exposed to external influences (e.g., Long-term second language learning). However, some studies have suggested that the language control network is stable. Therefore, whether the language control network is stable or not remains unclear.
Methods: In the present study, we directly evaluated the stability and instability of the language control network using resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rs-fMRI). We employed cohorts of Chinese first-year college students majoring in English who underwent second language (L2) acquisition courses at a university and those who did not. Two resting-state fMRI scans were acquired approximately 1 year apart. We found that the language control network was both moderately stable and unstable. We further investigated the morphological coexistence patterns of stability and instability within the language control network. First, we extracted connections representing stability and plasticity from the entire network. We then evaluated whether the coexistence patterns were modular (stability and instability involve different brain regions) or non-modular (stability and plasticity involve the same brain regions but have unique connectivity patterns).
Results: We found that both stability and instability coexisted in a non-modular pattern. Compared with the non-English major group, the English major group has a more non-modular coexistence pattern.
Limitations: This study spanned a wide range of practices, and the sources of variation in the linguistic control network could not be precisely controlled to ensure that the values were derived from bilingual experience.
Conclusions: These findings provide preliminary evidence of the coexistence of stability and instability in the language control network.
Conclusions: These findings provide preliminary evidence of the coexistence of stability and instability in the language control network.

 

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[V1] 2023-11-17 18:00:58 ChinaXiv:202311.00261V1 下载全文
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