Neural substrates of orthographic processing: Are they specific to written language?

Cho, Hyesuk and Rapcsak, Steve and Beeson, Pélagie (2010) Neural substrates of orthographic processing: Are they specific to written language? [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

The primary systems hypothesis of written language processing postulates that orthographic information is processed by the same brain regions recruited for visual object recognition. We conducted two experiments in order to examine whether common visual processing regions are engaged in reading, spelling, and non-orthographic language task. The left mid fusiform gyrus was activated not only in orthographic processing during both written language tasks, but also in recognition of pictures of objects. Our results suggest that orthographic processing is supported by the general visual processing region rather than a specialized brain region dedicated to reading or spelling.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
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Depositing User: Cheryl Brown
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2010
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 12:54
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010)
URI: http://eprints-prod-05.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2158

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