Inferior Parietal Lobule Contributions to Visual Word Recognition

  title={Inferior Parietal Lobule Contributions to Visual Word Recognition},
  author={Magdalena W. Sliwinska and Alyson James and Joseph T. Devlin},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
This study investigated how the left inferior parietal lobule (IPL) contributes to visual word recognition. We used repetitive TMS to temporarily disrupt neural information processing in two anatomical fields of the IPL, namely, the angular (ANG) and supramarginal (SMG) gyri, and observed the effects on reading tasks that focused attention on either the meaning or sounds of written words. Relative to no TMS, stimulation of the left ANG selectively slowed responses in the meaning, but not sound… CONTINUE READING