In the brain, one area sees familiar words as pictures, another sounds out words

Posted by on June 9, 2016 1:36 pm
Categories: Science

Skilled readers can quickly recognize words when they read because the word has been placed in a visual dictionary of sorts which functions separately from an area that processes the sounds of written words, say neuroscientists. The visual dictionary idea rebuts a common theory that our brain needs to “sound out” words each time we see them.

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