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A single case study of a patient with 'visual form agnosia' is presented. A severe visual recognition deficit was accompanied by impairments in discriminating shape, reflectance, and orientation, although visual acuity and colour vision, along with tactile recognition and intelligence, were largely preserved. Neuropsychological and behavioural(More)
A fundamental concern when using visual presentations to study cerebral asymmetry is to ensure that stimuli are presented with the same degree of retinal eccentricity from a central fixation point in either visual field. However, a widely used procedure intended to control fixation location merely instructs participants to fixate appropriately without any(More)
The processing advantage for words in the right visual field (RVF) has often been assigned to parallel orthographic analysis by the left hemisphere and sequential by the right. The authors investigated this notion using the Reicher-Wheeler task to suppress influences of guesswork and an eye-tracker to ensure central fixation. RVF advantages obtained for all(More)
It is well-known that facial orientation affects the processing of static facial information, but similar effects on the processing of visual speech have yet to be explored fully. Three experiments are reported in which the effects of facial orientation on visual speech processing were examined using a talking face presented at 8 orientations through 360(More)
Several studies have claimed that, when fixating a word, letters to the left and right of fixation project to different hemispheres and are consequently subjected to different processes. In support of this claim, Lavidor M, et al. (2001; hereafter LES&B) report that lexical decisions were affected by increasing the number of letters to the left of fixation(More)
In recent years, some researchers have proposed that a fundamental component of the word recognition process is that each fovea is divided precisely at its vertical midline and that information either side of this midline projects to different, contralateral hemispheres. Thus, when a word is fixated, all letters to the left of the point of fixation project(More)
Several studies have claimed that hemispheric asymmetries affect word recognition right up to the point of fixation because each fovea is split precisely at its vertical midline and information presented either side of this midline projects unilaterally to different, contralateral hemispheres. To investigate this claim, four-letter words were presented to(More)
The advantage for words in the right visual hemifield (RVF) has been assigned parallel orthographic processing by the left hemisphere and sequential by the right. However, an examination of previous studies of serial position performance suggests that orthographic processing in each hemifield is modulated by retinal eccentricity. To investigate this issue,(More)
Perception of visual speech and the influence of visual speech on auditory speech perception is affected by the orientation of a talker's face, but the nature of the visual information underlying this effect has yet to be established. Here, we examine the contributions of visually coarse (configural) and fine (featural) facial movement information to(More)
We present a demonstration of word perception in which stimuli containing very few letters (just 50% of their original number) are presented for unlimited durations and yet are seen unequivocally as complete words. The phenomenon suggests that recognition of words can be achieved even when perception of their component letters is prevented.