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The Neural Basis of Reading

Piers Cornelissen, Peter Hansen, Morten Kringelbach, and Ken Pugh


Reading is a unique human skill, and modern societies rely extensively on literacy skills. Reading disability can therefore have a profound personal, economic, and social impact. However, the scientific understanding of the neural basis of reading in the normal brain is underdeveloped. A better understanding of normal reading processes could help individuals with developmental dyslexia and those with reading disabilities gained through injury or disease. Neuroimaging offers a unique window on reading and has allowed us to reach interesting insights about the neural correlates of reading in hea ... More

Keywords: reading, literacy, developmental dyslexia, neuroimaging, word recognition, orthographic processing

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195300369
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300369.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Piers Cornelissen, editor
University of York

Peter Hansen, editor
University of Oxford, UK, and Aarhus University, Denmark

Morten Kringelbach, editor
University of Oxford, UK, and Aarhus University, Denmark

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I Behavioral Data

II Neuroimaging

6 The Neural Bases of Reading

Charles Perfetti, Jessica Nelson, Ying Liu, Julie Fiez, and Li-Hai Tan

8 Visual Word Recognition

Piers L. Cornelissen, Morten L. Kringelbach, and Peter C. Hansen

III Impaired Reading

9 Anatomical and Functional Correlates of Acquired Peripheral Dyslexias

Laurent Cohen, Fabien Vinckier, and Stanislas Dehaene

11 Mapping the Word Reading Circuitry in Skilled and Disabled Readers

Kenneth R. Pugh, Stephen J. Frost, Rebecca Sandak, Nicole Landi, Dina Moore, Gina Della Porta, Jay G. Rueckl, and W. Einar Mencl