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ERIC Number: EJ1038320
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 121
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Brain Routes for Reading in Adults with and without Autism: EMEG Evidence
Moseley, Rachel L.; Pulvermüller, Friedemann; Mohr, Bettina; Lombardo, Michael V.; Baron-Cohen, Simon; Shtyrov, Yury
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v44 n1 p137-153 Jan 2014
Reading utilises at least two neural pathways. The temporal lexical route visually maps whole words to their lexical entries, whilst the nonlexical route decodes words phonologically via parietal cortex. Readers typically employ the lexical route for familiar words, but poor comprehension plus precocity at mechanically "sounding out" words suggests that differences might exist in autism. Combined MEG/EEG recordings of adults with autistic spectrum conditions (ASC) and controls while reading revealed preferential recruitment of temporal areas in controls and additional parietal recruitment in ASC. Furthermore, a lack of differences between semantic word categories was consistent with previous suggestion that people with ASC may lack a "default" lexical-semantic processing mode. These results are discussed with reference to dual-route models of reading.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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