Evidence for a basal temporal visual language center: cortical stimulation producing pure alexia.

@article{Mani2008EvidenceFA,
  title={Evidence for a basal temporal visual language center: cortical stimulation producing pure alexia.},
  author={Jayanthi Mani and Beate Diehl and Zhe Piao and Stephan Schuele and Eric Lapresto and Ping Liu and Dileep R. Nair and Dudley S. Dinner and Hans Otto L{\"u}ders},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2008},
  volume={71 20},
  pages={1621-7}
}
BACKGROUND Dejerine and Benson and Geschwind postulated disconnection of the dominant angular gyrus from both visual association cortices as the basis for pure alexia, emphasizing disruption of white matter tracts in the dominant temporooccipital region. Recently functional imaging studies provide evidence for direct participation of basal temporal and occipital cortices in the cognitive process of reading. The exact location and function of these areas remain a matter of debate. OBJECTIVE To… CONTINUE READING