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Visual word recognition: the first half second

Pammer, Kristen; Hansen, Peter; Kringelbach, Morton L; Holliday, Ian; Barnes, Gareth; Hillebrand, Arjan; Singh, Krish; Cornelissen, Piers


We used magnetoencephalography (MEG) to map the spatiotemporal evolution of cortical activity for visual word recognition. We show that for five-letter words, activity in the left hemisphere (LH) fusiform gyrus expands systematically in both the posterior-anterior and medial-lateral directions over the course of the first 500 ms after stimulus presentation. Contrary to what would be expected from cognitive models and hemodynamic studies, the component of this activity that spatially coincides...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Neuroimage
DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2004.05.004


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