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Apparently we recognize words like we recognize faces. For me I would wish that I could remember names with faces like I can remember words but I digress.
The visual dictionary (officially known as the ‘visual word form area’) lies on the left side of the brain in the fusiform gyrus: the side normally involved in processing language. Interestingly, the fusiform gyrus on the right side of the brain is important in recognising faces.
The use of this area for words is probably not a coincidence. “There’s a ‘neuronal recycling hypothesis’ which says that word recognition falls in this area because you need to make fine discriminations between words – which is similar to what you do with faces – but you also need the linguistic left side of the brain,” says Dr Laurie S. Glezer, who led the study.
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