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Altered brain activity for phonological manipulation in dyslexic Japanese children
(Tue 10 of Dec, 2013)
Because of unique linguistic characteristics, the prevalence rate of developmental dyslexia is relatively low in the Japanese language. Paradoxically, Japanese children have serious difficulty analysing phonological processes when they have dyslexia. Neurobiological deficits in Japanese dyslexia remain unclear and need to be identified, and may lead to better understanding of the commonality and diversity in the disorder among different linguistic systems. The present study investigated brain activity that underlies deficits in phonological awareness in Japanese dyslexic children using functional magnetic resonance imaging. We developed and conducted a phonological manipulation task to extract phonological processing skills and to minimize the influence of auditory working memory on health...MedWorm Sponsor Message: Find the best Christmas presents and January Sales in the UK with this simple shopping directory.
In Plain Language: 5 Big FAQ’s About Dyslexia
(Tue 10 of Dec, 2013)
Psychologists, cognitive scientists, and neuroscientists are unraveling the mysteries of dyslexia. Here are five important frequently asked questions and answers about dyslexia that cut through the scientific jargon to bring you up to date.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Find the best Christmas presents and January Sales in the UK with this simple shopping directory.
A faulty connection in the brain may account for dyslexia
(Mon 09 of Dec, 2013)
LEUVEN, Belgium, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Dyslexia -- difficulty with language/verbal comprehension -- is a connectivity problem with the relay signals in the brain's white matter, U.S. researchers say. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Find the best Christmas presents and January Sales in the UK with this simple shopping directory.
Perceptual Learning as a Possible New Approach for Remediation and Prevention of Developmental Dyslexia.
(Fri 06 of Dec, 2013)
Authors: Gori S, Facoetti A Abstract Learning to read is extremely difficult for about 10% of children across cultures because they are affected by developmental dyslexia (DD). According to the dominant view, DD is considered an auditory-phonological processing deficit. However, accumulating evidence from developmental and clinical vision science, suggests that the basic cross-modal letter-to-speech sound integration deficit in DD might arise from a mild atypical development of the magnocellular-dorsal pathway which also contains the main fronto-parietal attentional network. Letters have to be precisely selected from irrelevant and cluttering letters by rapid orienting of visual attention before the correct letter-to-speech sound integration applies. Our aim is to review the litera...
Boris Johnson missed the point on IQ – gifted children are failed by the system | Deborah Orr
(Fri 06 of Dec, 2013)
From politicians to psychologists, too many people fail to understand how high intelligence can isolate people, especially childrenIn all the furore surrounding Boris Johnson's comments on IQ, one of the many respects in which he was utterly wrong has been barely mentioned. In fairness, this isn't entirely Johnson's fault. It is an endemic misunderstanding, the assumption that people with IQs over 130 are likely to sail through life, effortlessly achieving "success".It's been good to see neuroscience getting a popular airing this week. One can certainly complain that a study from the University of Pennsylvania into mental illness in children and young adults, widely reported as having demonstrated brain differences between males and females, has been "reduced to pop psychology". But, in tr...MedWorm Sponsor Message: Find the best Christmas presents and January Sales in the UK with this simple shopping directory.