Development of Ventral Stream Representations for Single Letters

  title={Development of Ventral Stream Representations for Single Letters},
  author={Peter E. Turkeltaub and D. Lynn Flowers and Lynn G. Lyon and Guinevere F. Eden},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
Visual form recognition is mediated by the ventral extrastriate processing stream. Some regions of ventral stream cortex show preferential activity for specific stimulus categories, but little is known about how this regional specialization develops. Acquisition of letter‐naming skill is of particular interest because letter recognition serves as the gateway to visual processing of words, and fluent letter naming predicts children's reading success. For this reason, we examined the school‐age… 
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