Towards a universal neurobiological architecture for learning to read.

The Behavioral and brain sciences

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Szwed M, Vinckier F, Cohen L, Dehaene S. Towards a universal neurobiological architecture for learning to read. Behav Brain Sci. 2012;35(5):308-9.
Letter-position tolerance varies across languages. This observation suggests that the neural code for letter strings may also be subtly different. Although language-specific models remain useful, we should endeavor to develop a universal model of reading acquisition which incorporates crucial neurobiological constraints. Such a model, through a progressive internalization of phonological and lexical regularities, could perhaps converge onto the language-specific properties outlined by Frost.