How neurotechnology could help treat dyslexia (Wired UK)

“When [a non-dyslexic] looks at a sentence, their brain sees the words are spaced correctly. What lands on the eye of a dyslexic person is exactly the same – it’s in the brain that this is broken up improperly, so you get a perception of the words in a way that isn’t orderly and doesn’t make sense, which makes it challenging to read,” said Donoghue.

“[Researchers at the University of Geneva] found that we have a rhythm in the language centre of our brains, a kind of hum of the brain. Some people think it’s like the idling of your car, but it’s been hypothesised that in fact this might be the rhythm that helps us break up our words into phonemes, or pieces that make sense to us.”

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