Top-Down Modulations from Dorsal Stream in Lexical Recognition: An Effective Connectivity fMRI Study

@inproceedings{Deng2012TopDownMF,
  title={Top-Down Modulations from Dorsal Stream in Lexical Recognition: An Effective Connectivity fMRI Study},
  author={Yuan Deng and Ruifang Guo and Guosheng Ding and Danling Peng},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
Both the ventral and dorsal visual streams in the human brain are known to be involved in reading. However, the interaction of these two pathways and their responses to different cognitive demands remains unclear. In this study, activation of neural pathways during Chinese character reading was acquired by using a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) technique. Visual-spatial analysis (mediated by the dorsal pathway) was disassociated from lexical recognition (mediated by the ventral… CONTINUE READING