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- Pertaining to the parietal and temporal bones: as, the parietotemporal suture.
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The parietotemporal supplies the supramarginal and angular gyri, and the posterior parts of the superior and middle temporal gyri.
These findings that point to the parietotemporal region's role in reading contradict a common perception that dyslexia is primarily caused by difficulties in the visual perception of letters, leading to confusions between letters like "p" and "d."
The same parietotemporal areas of the brain that showed increased activity following instruction are centrally involved in this sound-based processing.
Those measurements showed that prior to the remediation, the parietotemporal areas were significantly less activated among the poor readers than in the control group.
Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), scientists investigated the changes in a number of cortical regions located in the parietotemporal area, which is responsible for decoding the sounds of written language and assembling them into words and phrases that make up a sentence.