Neuroimaging studies of word reading.

  title={Neuroimaging studies of word reading.},
  author={Julie A. Fiez and Steven E. Petersen},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={95 3},
This review discusses how neuroimaging can contribute to our understanding of a fundamental aspect of skilled reading: the ability to pronounce a visually presented word. One contribution of neuroimaging is that it provides a tool for localizing brain regions that are active during word reading. To assess the extent to which similar results are obtained across studies, a quantitative review of nine neuroimaging investigations of word reading was conducted. Across these studies, the results… CONTINUE READING
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