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Abstract #3426

Enhancement of FA in Child`s Brain After Long-Term Abacus Mental Calculation Training

Yuzheng Hu1, Fengji Geng1,2, Feiyan chen1,2

1Bio-X Laboratory, Department of Physics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China; 2Department of Psychology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

This study attempts to use Tract-Based Spatial Statistics method to explore whether there is anatomic structure alteration in brain by abacus mental training for long time. It was found that the FA intensity in middle callosum was stronger in abacus group (n = 21, age = 10.29 0.54 years) than that in control group (n = 21, age = 9.98 0.54 years). The result may indicate that neuronal connectivity will be enhanced by long-term training of abacus mental calculation in children.