Accessing orthographic representations from speech: the role of left ventral occipitotemporal cortex in spelling.
Bottom Line: Such an orthographic word lexicon is posited by cognitive dual-route theories of reading and spelling.In the scanner, participants performed a spelling task in which they had to indicate if a visually presented letter is present in the written form of an auditorily presented word.Our results suggest that activation of left vOT during spelling can be attributed to the retrieval of orthographic whole-word representations and, thus, support the position that the left vOT potentially represents the neuronal equivalent of the cognitive orthographic word lexicon.
Affiliation: Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria.Show MeSH
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Mentions: To investigate brain regions engaged by the spelling conditions we contrasted each spelling condition with its respective control condition. Specifically, the orthographic and the orthographic-phonological spelling condition were compared to the word control condition and the phonological spelling condition was compared to the pseudoword control condition. The results of these comparisons are presented in TableIV and Figure 2.
Affiliation: Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria.