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What Causes Dyslexia?

15

Jan'17

Distinctive Brain Pattern Found in Dyslexics

A distinctive neural signature found in the brains of people with dyslexia may explain why these individuals have difficulty learning to read, according to a study from MIT neuroscientists.

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09

Oct'15

Difficulty Processing Speech May Be an Effect of Dyslexia, not a Cause

Published in Cortex, Lori Holt and Yafit Gabay found for the first time that learning complex auditory categories through procedural learning is impaired in dyslexia. This means that difficulty processing speech may be an effect of dyslexia, not its cause.

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09

Aug'15

Overcoming Dyslexia

Most problems can only be solved if one knows what causes the problem. A disease such as scurvy claimed the lives of thousands of seamen during long sea voyages. The disease was cured fairly quickly once the cause was discovered, viz. a Vitamin C deficiency. A viable point of departure would therefore be to ask the question, "What is the cause of dyslexia?"

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23

Mar'15

Dyslexia and Neurological Differences — The Chicken and Egg Dilemma

In the light of neuroplasticity, confirmations of brain differences between the dyslexic and the ‘normal’ reader’s brain call for more research regarding cause and effect. Which of the two is the cause and which one is the effect?

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24

Sep'14

Dyslexia Isn’t a Matter of IQ, Brain Imaging Study Shows

Dyslexia could be just a label, according to scientists, after a study of brain scans found there is little difference between the way children with the condition think while trying to read and those who simply have a low IQ.

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15

Jan'14

Less Brain Matter a Consequence, Not Cause of Dyslexia

In people with dyslexia, less grey matter in the brain has been linked to reading disabilities, but now new evidence suggests this is a consequence of poorer reading experiences and not the root cause of the disorder.

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