Chapter 1. Introduction and Background
Figure 1.6: Side-view of the Corpus Callosum
route from orthography via meaning to phonology. Note that this is different from the Dual-Route model discussed before. In the present case, activation always spreads across both routes, whereas in the Dual-Route model, words are read using either one or the other route. With two routes providing the input to the final phonological output, Plaut et al. (1996) assumed that exception words would rely more heavily on the route via meaning whereas the direct route was dominant for regular words.
The Split-Fovea Model
The Corpus Callosum and the Split Fovea.
It is a well-known fact that the brain
is divided into two hemispheres which are joined together by the Corpus Callosum
(see figure 1.6 for a side-view and 1.7 for a top-view). For an overview of the Cor-
pus Callosum see for example Gazzaniga (2000). An often ignored fact but equally