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New Brain Scan Reseach on Dyslexia

There may be a disconnect to the area of the brain that processes sound.

Friday March 13th - 10:04am

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New brain scan research on people with dyslexia shows a disconnect between reading and the area of the brain that processes sound. The findings, published in the March 12 online issue of Current Biology, are in line with previous research, and reveals that the brains of people with dyslexia are "wired" differently.

The study, from the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands, involved taking MRIs of individuals with and without dyslexia as they read and listened to sounds. Participants with dyslexia had less activation of the superior temporal cortex region of the brain, which is involved with processing sounds.

Researchers are hopeful that this study will give new clues into treatment strategies for dyslexia.

Read more from Current Biology.

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