Case mixing and the right parietal cortex: evidence from rTMS.
Item Type:Journal Article
Citation:Braet, W. and Humphreys, G. W. `Case mixing and the right parietal cortex: evidence from rTMS? in Experimental Brain Research, 168, (1-2), 2006, pp 265 - 271
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We investigated the necessary role of the right parietal lobe in visual word recognition using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). TMS was applied to the right posterior parietal lobe and to a control area as participants read aloud words presented either in lower case or in mIxEd-cAsE. The words were presented either with unlimited duration and high contrast (Experiment 1), or with brief presentation and low-contrast (Experiments 2 and 3). In all three experiments, TMS over the parietal area disrupted reading, and in Experiments 2 and 3 this effect was most pronounced for mIxEd-cAsE words. This suggests that the right parietal lobe mediates the recognition of words in unfamiliar formats.
Author: BRAET, WOUTER
Type of material:Journal Article
Series/Report no:Experimental Brain Research
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