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Reading Research

06

Nov'16

Brain ‘Reads’ Sentences the Same in English, Portuguese

When the brain "reads" or decodes a sentence in English or Portuguese, its neural activation patterns are the same, new research shows. The study is the first to show that different languages have similar neural signatures for describing events and scenes.

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15

Mar'13

How Can We Stlil Raed Words Wehn Teh Lettres Are Jmbuled Up?

Researchers in the UK have taken an important step towards understanding how the human brain 'decodes' letters on a page to read a word. The work, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), will help psychologists unravel the subtle thinking mechanisms involved in reading, and could provide solutions for helping people who find it difficult to read.

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02

Mar'12

New Research May Change the Face of Dyslexia

According to popular belief dyslexia is a neurological disorder in the brain which causes information to be processed and interpreted differently, resulting in reading difficulties. However, this notion has recently been challenged by neuroscientist John D. E. Gabrieli...

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30

Nov'11

Brain’s ‘Visual Dictionary’ Enables Skilled Readers to Identify Words Faster

Skilled readers can recognize words at lightning fast speed when they read because the word has been placed in a sort of visual dictionary, say Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) neuroscientists. The visual dictionary idea rebuts the theory that our brain “sounds out” words each time we see them.

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