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A map of the brain can tell what you’re reading about

August 26, 2019

Too busy or lazy to read Melville’s Moby Dick or Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina? That’s OK. Whether you read the classics, or…
UI research advances understanding of how children learn words

March 15, 2019

Bob McMurray wants to understand how children learn words. It’s much more complicated than you might think, McMurray, a…
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Football players’ concussions linked to dyslexia gene

October 25, 2018

A gene associated with dyslexia, a learning disorder, may make some athletes less susceptible to concussions, reports a…
In Dyslexic Children, Brain Features Can Predict Reading Comprehension

August 31, 2018

The amount of gray matter in a kindergartner’s brain can predict whether she will have trouble with reading…
Link Found Between Resilience to Dyslexia and Gray Matter in the Frontal Brain

August 10, 2018

Dyslexia, a reading disorder, is characterized by a difficulty in “decoding” — navigating between the visual form and…
‘Teachers are brain engineers’: how intensive instruction changes brain circuitry in struggling readers

June 18, 2018

The early years are when the brain develops the most, forming neural connections that pave the way for…
Dyslexia gene variants tied to consonant use across populations

April 21, 2018

In a new study of languages spoken in 43 different populations worldwide, Yale School of Medicine researchers and…
OTON GLASS: turning text to speech

February 23, 2018

With OTON GLASS, users are able to capture text with a blink and have it read back to…
Dyslexics show a difference in sensory processing

December 23, 2016

Neuroscientists at MIT and Boston University have discovered that a basic mechanism underlying sensory perception is deficient in…
Distinctive brain pattern may underlie dyslexia

December 23, 2016

A distinctive neural signature found in the brains of people with dyslexia may explain why these individuals have…
Neuroscience research into dyslexia leads to ‘brainprints’

April 16, 2016

A wonderful thing about basic research is its tendency to produce advances researchers hadn’t anticipated. Cognitive neuroscientist Sarah…
Writing on the Wall

December 8, 2015

Some 5 to 17 percent of all children have developmental dyslexia, or unexplained reading difficulty. When a parent…
Closing the dyslexia achievement gap

November 4, 2015

A large achievement gap between dyslexic and typical readers is already present at first grade and persists throughout…
Difficulty Processing Speech May Be an Effect of Dyslexia, Not a Cause

October 9, 2015

The cognitive skills used to learn how to ride a bike may be the key to a more…
Research shows brain differences in children with dyslexia and dysgraphia

April 30, 2015

University of Washington research shows that using a single category of learning disability to qualify students with written…
Should we do away with ‘dyslexia’?

March 24, 2014

In their recently published book, The Dyslexia Debate, Joe Elliott and Elena Grigorenko controversially call for the term “dyslexia”…
Video games that hold the attention proposed as aid in dyslexia

February 17, 2014

People with dyslexia have greater difficulty than others in shifting attention between the senses – from seeing something…
Videogames may help dyslexia: study

February 14, 2014

Action-packed videogames might help dyslexic adults learn to read, according to a study published today. Dyslexia is a reading…
E-readers prove easy on the eye for dyslexics

September 19, 2013

Using an e-reader may help some dyslexic students understand what they read more effectively, researchers at Harvard University…
Brain scans may help diagnose dyslexia

August 14, 2013

About 10 percent of the U.S. population suffers from dyslexia, a condition that makes learning to read difficult.…
Not all reading disabilities are dyslexia

June 20, 2013

A common reading disorder goes undiagnosed until it becomes problematic, according to the results of five years of…
Brain Anatomy of Dyslexia Is Not the Same in Men and Women, Boys and Girls

May 21, 2013

Using MRI, neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center found significant differences in brain anatomy when comparing men and women with…
Researchers Discover a Biological Marker of Dyslexia

February 28, 2013

Though learning to read proceeds smoothly for most children, as many as one in 10 is estimated to…
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