Positron emission tomographic studies of the cortical anatomy of single-word processing

Nature. 1988 Feb 18;331(6157):585-9. doi: 10.1038/331585a0.


The use of positron emission tomography to measure regional changes in average blood flow during processing of individual auditory and visual words provides support for multiple, parallel routes between localized sensory-specific, phonological, articulatory and semantic-coding areas.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Association
  • Auditory Perception / physiology*
  • Cerebral Cortex / physiology*
  • Cerebrovascular Circulation*
  • Female
  • Male
  • Models, Neurological*
  • Models, Psychological
  • Phonetics
  • Reading*
  • Semantics*
  • Subtraction Technique
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed*