ERIC Number: EJ778931
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
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Hemispheric Asymmetries in Visual Word-Form Processing: Progress, Conflict, and Evaluating Theories
Marsolek, Chad J.; Deason, Rebecca G.
Brain and Language, v103 n3 p304-307 Dec 2007
The ubiquitous left-hemisphere advantage in visual word processing can be accounted for in different ways. Competing theories have been tested recently using cAsE-aLtErNaTiNg words to investigate boundary conditions for the typical effect. We briefly summarize this research and examine the disagreements and commonalities across the theoretical perspectives. This work may provide a good example why a multi-level, multi-method, and multi-paradigm approach holds the greatest promise for rapid theoretical progress.
Descriptors: Brain Hemisphere Functions, Language Processing, Visual Stimuli, Visual Perception, Theories, Word Recognition
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