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So neural terrain built for object and face recognition was probably recruited for the visual word form area as people learned to discern letters and letter arrangements in words, Dehaene says.
Nevertheless, study coauthor Laurent Cohen showed previously in sighted readers that a very specific part of the brain, known as the visual word form area or VWFA for short, has been co-opted for this purpose.
But when the researchers showed participants pictures of faces, the visual word form area of those who could read was much less active than that of participants who could not read.