Dispersed activation in the left temporal cortex for speech-reading in congenitally deaf people

  title={Dispersed activation in the left temporal cortex for speech-reading in congenitally deaf people},
  author={M. MacSweeney and R. Campbell and G. Calvert and P. McGuire and A. David and J. Suckling and C. Andrew and B. Woll and M. Brammer},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences},
  pages={451 - 457}
  • M. MacSweeney, R. Campbell, +6 authors M. Brammer
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences
  • Does the lateral temporal cortex require acoustic exposure in order to become specialized for speech processing? Six hearing participants and six congenitally deaf participants, all with spoken English as their first language, were scanned using functional magnetic resonance imaging while performing a simple speech–reading task. Focal activation of the left lateral temporal cortex was significantly reduced in the deaf group compared with the hearing group. Activation within this region was… CONTINUE READING
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