ERIC Number: EJ637208
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
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Neurobiological Studies of Reading and Reading Disability.
Pugh, Kenneth R.; Mencl, W. Einar; Jenner, Annette R.; Katz, Leonard; Frost, Stephen J.; Lee, Jun Ren; Shaywitz, Sally E.; Shaywitz, Bennett A.
Journal of Communication Disorders, v34 n6 p479-92 Nov-Dec 2001
This article proposes a neurobiological account of reading and reading disability suggesting that for normally developing readers, the dorsal (tempo-parietal) circuit predominates at first, and in conjunction with premotor systems, is associated with analytic processing necessary for learning to integrate orthographic with phonological and lexical-semantic features of printed words. The ventral (occipito-temporal) circuit underlies fluency in word recognition. (Contains references.) (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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