Neurobiology of dyslexia
Author(s)Norton, Elizabeth; Beach, Sara Dawley; Gabrieli, John D. E.
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Dyslexia is one of the most common learning disabilities, yet its brain basis and core causes are not yet fully understood. Neuroimaging methods, including structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging, diffusion tensor imaging, and electrophysiology, have significantly contributed to knowledge about the neurobiology of dyslexia. Recent studies have discovered brain differences before formal instruction that likely encourage or discourage learning to read effectively, distinguished between brain differences that likely reflect the etiology of dyslexia versus brain differences that are the consequences of variation in reading experience, and identified distinct neural networks associated with specific psychological factors that are associated with dyslexia.
DepartmentInstitute for Medical Engineering and Science; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences; McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT
Current Opinion in Neurobiology
Norton, Elizabeth S, Sara D Beach, and John DE Gabrieli. “Neurobiology of Dyslexia.” Current Opinion in Neurobiology 30 (February 2015): 73–78.
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