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

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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.

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Petersen, S., Fox, P., Posner, M. et al. Positron emission tomographic studies of the cortical anatomy of single-word processing. Nature 331, 585–589 (1988). https://doi.org/10.1038/331585a0

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