David Rothlein

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Most cognitive theories of reading and spelling posit modality-specific representations of letter shapes, spoken letter names, and motor plans as well as abstract, amodal letter representations that serve to unify the various modality-specific formats. However, fundamental questions remain regarding the very existence of abstract letter representations, the(More)
What are the learned representations that contribute to object identification? Using letter stimuli in behavioral and fMRI paradigms, we provide evidence for the role of stored "standard" letter shapes and abstract letter identity representations, also identifying their neural substrates within left ventral cortex. The behavioral experiments involved(More)
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