Read but not write "idea": evidence for a third reading mechanism.

  title={Read but not write "idea": evidence for a third reading mechanism.},
  author={H. Branch Coslett},
  journal={Brain and language},
  volume={40 4},
Most information processing accounts of reading incorporate either two or three mechanisms by which oral reading may be accomplished. The existence of a "third" mechanism by which words may be read lexically but without semantic mediation remains controversial. We report data from a patient (W.T.) with an infarction involving Wernicke's area who was unable to write, repeat, or comprehend words of low imageability yet read these and other words reliably; the patient could not, however, read… CONTINUE READING

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