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Table 5. 

High Imagery Word Pairs Compared with Abstract Word Pairs

RegionPeak Voxel Coordinatest
A. Scene Word Pairs > Abstract Word Pairs 
Left anterior hippocampus −20, −16, −20 8.79 
Right anterior hippocampus 20, −10, −20 7.58 
  
Left retrosplenial cortex −10, −52, 4 9.15 
Left fusiform cortex −22, −34, −20 9.03 
Right retrosplenial cortex 10, −48, 6 8.73 
Left middle occipital cortex −30, −74, 34 8.49 
Right parahippocampal cortex 24, −34, −20 8.40 
Left inferior temporal cortex −56, −54, −10 8.03 
Right fusiform cortex 32, −32, −14 7.72 
Left ventrolateral prefrontal cortex −30, 32, −16 6.51 
Right middle occipital cortex 44, −70, 26 6.48 
Left middle frontal cortex −26, 6, 50 6.19 
Left inferior frontal cortex −42, 32, 12 5.74 
  
B. Object Word Pairs > Abstract Word Pairs 
Left anterior hippocampus −20, −10, −18 4.45 
Right anterior hippocampus 20, −10, −18 3.98 
  
Left ventral medial prefrontal cortex −32, 32, −14 9.45 
Left fusiform cortex (extending to parahippocampal cortex) −32, −34, −20 8.88 
Left middle occipital cortex −34, −80, 28 6.17 
Right ventrolateral prefrontal cortex 34, 32, −12 6.05 
Left inferior frontal cortex −40, 28, 14 6.05 
Right fusiform gyrus (extending to parahippocampal cortex) 34, −32, −18 5.72 
RegionPeak Voxel Coordinatest
A. Scene Word Pairs > Abstract Word Pairs 
Left anterior hippocampus −20, −16, −20 8.79 
Right anterior hippocampus 20, −10, −20 7.58 
  
Left retrosplenial cortex −10, −52, 4 9.15 
Left fusiform cortex −22, −34, −20 9.03 
Right retrosplenial cortex 10, −48, 6 8.73 
Left middle occipital cortex −30, −74, 34 8.49 
Right parahippocampal cortex 24, −34, −20 8.40 
Left inferior temporal cortex −56, −54, −10 8.03 
Right fusiform cortex 32, −32, −14 7.72 
Left ventrolateral prefrontal cortex −30, 32, −16 6.51 
Right middle occipital cortex 44, −70, 26 6.48 
Left middle frontal cortex −26, 6, 50 6.19 
Left inferior frontal cortex −42, 32, 12 5.74 
  
B. Object Word Pairs > Abstract Word Pairs 
Left anterior hippocampus −20, −10, −18 4.45 
Right anterior hippocampus 20, −10, −18 3.98 
  
Left ventral medial prefrontal cortex −32, 32, −14 9.45 
Left fusiform cortex (extending to parahippocampal cortex) −32, −34, −20 8.88 
Left middle occipital cortex −34, −80, 28 6.17 
Right ventrolateral prefrontal cortex 34, 32, −12 6.05 
Left inferior frontal cortex −40, 28, 14 6.05 
Right fusiform gyrus (extending to parahippocampal cortex) 34, −32, −18 5.72 

p < .001 uncorrected for the hippocampus and p < .05 FWE-corrected for the rest of the brain. Brain regions within the medial temporal lobe were identified via visual inspection. For regions outside the medial temporal lobe, the AAL atlas was used (Tzourio-Mazoyer et al., 2002).

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