Universal brain systems for recognizing word shapes and handwriting gestures during reading.


Do the neural circuits for reading vary across culture? Reading of visually complex writing systems such as Chinese has been proposed to rely on areas outside the classical left-hemisphere network for alphabetic reading. Here, however, we show that, once potential confounds in cross-cultural comparisons are controlled for by presenting handwritten stimuli… (More)
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1217749109


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