Latest Theories of dyslexia Stories
Research has found a link between reading disabilities and less gray matter in the brain for people with dyslexia. However, new evidence from Georgetown University Medical Center's Center for the Study of Learning suggests that this is a consequence of poorer reading experiences and not the root cause of dyslexia.
University of Leicester psychologists carried out a study into eye-movements of young and old people to examine reading styles in the different age groups. The team discovered for the first time that the way we read words changes the older we get.
Five percent. That’s the number of people who suffer from dyslexia worldwide, according to researchers at the College of Science at Northeastern University. Even with the number of people who suffer from the disorder, there still isn’t a clear reason as to what causes the disorder.
Children at risk for dyslexia show differences in brain activity on MRI scans even before they begin learning to read, finds a study at Children's Hospital Boston.
People with dyslexia often struggle with the ability to accurately decode and identify what they read.
Advanced brain scans accurately predicted which teens with dyslexia would learn to read within three years, a result that could lead to better ways to treat the common learning disability, according to researchers on Monday.
Contrary to popular belief, some very smart, accomplished people cannot read well.
Scottish medical scientists say they have discovered specific structural differences in the brains of people with distinct subtypes of dyslexia. The University of Edinburgh researchers say their findings are among the first to directly link brain structure with dyslexia subtype and symptom severity. Led by Cyril Pernet, the researchers compared magnetic resonance imaging scans of the brains of 38 people who had dyslexia with a typical brain constructed from the scans of 39 normal readers.
Parts of the right hemisphere of the brains of people with dyslexia have been shown to differ from those of normal readers.