The Brains Of People With Dyslexia Have Disrupted Network Connections: How New Findings May Help Struggling Readers

“Compared to typical readers, dyslexic readers had weaker connections between areas that process visual information and areas that control attention, suggesting that individuals with dyslexia are less able to focus on printed words,” explained Ph.D. student Emily Finn…The connectivity to brain regions related to phonology in dyslexic readers remained intact. This may explain why so many of those with the disability continue to “sound out words” well into adulthood and never master automatic visual-based strategies for word recognition”
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