Deanna A Youssoufian

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What determines the cortical location at which a given functionally specific region will arise in development? We tested the hypothesis that functionally specific regions develop in their characteristic locations because of pre-existing differences in the extrinsic connectivity of that region to the rest of the brain. We exploited the visual word form area(More)
The visual word form area (VWFA), a small region on the lateral side of the left fusiform gyrus, responds at least twice as strongly to visually presented words and letter strings as it does to other visually similar stimuli, including words in an unfamiliar orthography (e.g. Chinese or Hebrew for English speakers), digit strings, and line drawings of(More)
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