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

Cho, Hyesuk and Rapcsak, Steve and Beeson, Pélagie
Neural substrates of orthographic processing: Are they specific to written language?. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010) / : (2010).

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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.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2158
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010)
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