FMRI of Ventral and Dorsal Processing Streams in Basic Reading Processes: Insular Sensitivity to Phonology

@article{Borowsky2006FMRIOV,
  title={FMRI of Ventral and Dorsal Processing Streams in Basic Reading Processes: Insular Sensitivity to Phonology},
  author={Ron Borowsky and Jacqueline Cummine and William J. Owen and Chris Kelland Friesen and Francis Shih and Gordon E. Sarty},
  journal={Brain Topography},
  year={2006},
  volume={18},
  pages={233-239}
}
SummaryMost current models of the neurophysiology of basic reading processes agree on a system involving two cortical streams: a ventral stream (occipital-temporal) used when accessing familiar words encoded in lexical memory, and a dorsal stream (occipital-parietal-frontal) used when phonetically decoding words (i.e., mapping sublexical spelling onto sounds). The models diverge, however, on the issue of whether the insular cortex is involved. The present fMRI study required participants to… 
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