Kayako Matsuo1, Epifanio Tila Bagarinao2, Tetsuya Iidaka3, Akinori Takeda4, Toshiharu Nakai5
1Dept. Psychology, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan; 2Neuroscience Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan; 3Dept. Psychiatry, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan; 4Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan; 5Dept. Gerontechnology, National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, Ohbu, Aichi, Japan
A new method gSliding Window Analysis (SWA)h was applied to extract a decreasing trend of t-values in hippocampal areas during fMRI. The SWA moves a statistical window to examine how the t-value changes during the session. We designed a paired associative learning of novel faces and names that were compared with famous faces and names. A detailed analysis using the SWA demonstrated that a locus around the hippocampus was specifically involved in the associative learning process.