Seminar Series

Hemispheric differences in reading

In the first part of the talk I will summarize previously reported hemispheric differences in visual word recognition, including orthographic, phonological and semantic factors. In the second part, I argue that these differences should be taken into consideration in every reading model, since foveally presented words are initially split between the two cerebral hemispheres. The supporting evidence is based on divided visual fields and transcranial megnetic stimulation (TMS) experiments.