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Effect of lexical proficiency on reading strategies used for shallow and deep orthographies


Jeon,  Hyeon-Ae
Department Neuropsychology, MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Max Planck Society;

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Jeon, H.-A. (2012). Effect of lexical proficiency on reading strategies used for shallow and deep orthographies. NeuroReport, 23(17), 979-983. doi:10.1097/WNR.0b013e32835a19ae.

Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-000F-EA6D-8
The aim of the present study was to explore how different levels of proficiency in deep orthography (DO) influence the reading strategies used for sentences containing both shallow orthographies and DO, and to examine the neural correlates involved. High-proficiency participants, who depend on rapid and direct semantic retrieval by the lexical route, activated the anterior cingulate cortex, middle frontal, and fusiform gyri. Low-proficiency participants, who rely on the sublexical route, activated inferior parietal lobule and inferior frontal gyrus. These findings suggest that level of proficiency in DO modulates the selection of specific reading strategies, and that the neural pathways underlying these strategies are separately laid out in the cortical areas.