Dyslexia not a visual problem

A new study from Georgetown University Medical Center, published in Neuron, and reported in HealthDay has established that the visual system is implicated in dyslexia only in that it isn’t practiced enough in reading due to the dyslexia, and not the cause of dyslexia.  The authors make recommendations for further study, including establishing the link between the language processing and visual systems in the brain that are both implicated in dyslexia.


1 Response to “Dyslexia not a visual problem”

  1. 1 Ron Teffaine June 9, 2013 at 3:35 am

    Let’s not forget however about the orthographic processing problem in working memory found by Dr. Virginia Berninger at the University of Washington using fMRI. Moreover, Nanci Bell reported that processing symbol imagery could be a problem with dyslexic children.

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