Lexical Processing

Lexical Processing

Retrieving word-level information, either during spoken language comprehension or reading, requires mapping a sensory stimulus to a stored mental representation. In reading, an important question is the extent to which the orthographic representation of a word is connected to its phonological form. In my neurolinguistic reasearch, I have identified an early magnetoencephalography (MEG) response (~200 ms) that dissociated the visual processing of words from legal nonwords (Almeida & Poeppel, 2013). I interpreted this response as reflecting the contact between an orthographic form with its phonological form in the mental lexicon.