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Table 4. 

Peaks of Activation for the Abstract > Concrete Contrast in the Present and Previous Studies

Study
Task
Region
Coordinates (MNI)
x
y
z
This study Silent reading Left inferior frontal gyrus −54 18 12 
Left middle temporal gyrus −60 −44 −4 
Noppeney and Price (2004) Semantic similarity judgment Left inferior frontal gyrus −56 22 −11 
Left middle temporal gyrus −62 −44 −7 
Sabsevitz et al. (2005) Semantic similarity judgment Left inferior frontal gyrus −44 23 −10 
Left middle temporal gyrus −61 −49 
Study
Task
Region
Coordinates (MNI)
x
y
z
This study Silent reading Left inferior frontal gyrus −54 18 12 
Left middle temporal gyrus −60 −44 −4 
Noppeney and Price (2004) Semantic similarity judgment Left inferior frontal gyrus −56 22 −11 
Left middle temporal gyrus −62 −44 −7 
Sabsevitz et al. (2005) Semantic similarity judgment Left inferior frontal gyrus −44 23 −10 
Left middle temporal gyrus −61 −49 

Talairach and Tournoux (1988) coordinates reported in other studies where transformed into the MNI space with the icbm_fsl2tal tool (Lancaster et al., 2007).

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