Brain Abnormalities That Cause Dyslexia May Be Deeper And More Pervasive Than Previously Thought, Study Suggests

The Boston Globe (12/21, Freyer) reports the “brain abnormalities that cause dyslexia may be deeper and more pervasive than previously thought,” according to a new study published in the journal Neuron. Researchers found that “neural adaptation was reduced” in people with dyslexia “even in tasks unrelated to reading, suggesting that dyslexia affects many brain regions, not just those involved with language.”

HealthDay (12/21, Norton) reports the researchers used brain imaging technology and found that adults and children with dyslexia demonstrated “less ability to ‘adapt’ to sensory information,” not just written words, compared to people without dyslexia.

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— “Study suggests dyslexics suffer from less brain plasticity,”Felice J. Freyer, The Boston Globe, December 21, 2016.

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