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Inferior Parietal Lobule Contributions to Visual Word Recognition

Sliwinska, M, James, A and Devlin, J (2015) Inferior Parietal Lobule Contributions to Visual Word Recognition. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 27 (3). pp. 593-604. ISSN 0898-929X

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This study investigated how the left inferior parietal lobule (IPL) contributes to visual word recognition. We used repetitive TMS to temporarily disrupt neural information processing in two anatomical fields of the IPL, namely, the angular (ANG) and supramarginal (SMG) gyri, and observed the effects on reading tasks that focused attention on either the meaning or sounds of written words. Relative to no TMS, stimulation of the left ANG selectively slowed responses in the meaning, but not sound, task, whereas stimulation of the left SMG affected responses in the sound, but not meaning, task. These results demonstrate that ANG and SMG doubly dissociate in their contributions to visual word recognition. We suggest that this functional division of labor may be understood in terms of the distinct patterns of cortico-cortical connectivity resulting in separable functional circuits.

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Additional Information: This is the accepted version of the following article: Inferior Parietal Lobule Contributions to Visual Word Recognition Magdalena W. Sliwinska, Alyson James, and Joseph T. Devlin Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 2015 27:3, 593-604
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1109 Neurosciences, 1701 Psychology, 1702 Cognitive Sciences
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Psychology (from Sep 2019)
Publisher: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press (MIT Press)
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2020 10:06
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2021 07:02
DOI or ID number: 10.1162/jocn_a_00721
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/13269
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