The Development of Cortical Sensitivity to Visual Word Forms

  title={The Development of Cortical Sensitivity to Visual Word Forms},
  author={Michal Ben-Shachar and Robert F. Dougherty and Gayle K. Deutsch and Brian A. Wandell},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
The ability to extract visual word forms quickly and efficiently is essential for using reading as a tool for learning. We describe the first longitudinal fMRI study to chart individual changes in cortical sensitivity to written words as reading develops. We conducted four annual measurements of brain function and reading skills in a heterogeneous group of children, initially 7–12 years old. The results show age-related increase in children's cortical sensitivity to word visibility in posterior… CONTINUE READING
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