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The Neural Basis of Reading$
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Piers Cornelissen, Peter Hansen, Morten Kringelbach, and Ken Pugh

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195300369

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300369.001.0001

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Semantic Asymmetries Must Originate in a Visual Asymmetry

Semantic Asymmetries Must Originate in a Visual Asymmetry

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(p.47) 3 Semantic Asymmetries Must Originate in a Visual Asymmetry
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The Neural Basis of Reading
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Carol Whitney

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300369.003.0003

This chapter shows how the many asymmetries that have been observed in half-field studies of visual word recognition must originate at a prelexical level. In particular, it uses the Sequential Encoding Regulated by Inputs to Oscillations within Letter units (SERIOL) model of orthographic encoding to explain how and why an asymmetry arises in the visual processing of letter strings.

Keywords:   half-field studies, word recognition, seriol model, orthographic processing, visual processing

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