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Differential effects of word length and visual contrast in the fusiform and lingual gyri during reading.

Abstract:

Previous studies have shown differential responses in the fusiform and lingual gyri during reading and suggested that the former is engaged in processing local features of visual stimuli and the latter is engaged in global shape processing. We used positron emission tomography in order to investigate how these regions are modulated by two common variables in reading: word length (three, six and nine letters) and perceptive similarity to the background (high and low contrast). Increasing both ...

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Publisher copy:
10.1098/rspb.2000.1229

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Journal:
Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society
Volume:
267
Issue:
1455
Pages:
1909-1913
Publication date:
2000-09-05
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EISSN:
1471-2954
ISSN:
0962-8452
URN:
uuid:230eb2eb-bc86-4b78-8085-114dda2601a3
Source identifiers:
311802
Local pid:
pubs:311802

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