Reading in a Regular Orthography: An fMRI Study Investigating the Role of Visual Familiarity

  title={Reading in a Regular Orthography: An fMRI Study Investigating the Role of Visual Familiarity},
  author={Anja Ischebeck and Peter Indefrey and Nobuo Usui and Izuru Nose and Frauke Hellwig and Masato Taira},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
In order to separate the cognitive processes associated with phonological encoding and the use of a visual word form lexicon in reading, it is desirable to compare the processing of words presented in a visually familiar form with words in a visually unfamiliar form. Japanese Kana orthography offers this possibility. Two phonologically equivalent but visually dissimilar syllabaries allow the writing of, for example, foreign loanwords in two ways, only one of which is visually familiar… CONTINUE READING
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