A new study reveals a link between sleep and reading ability in children. Children who experienced sleep problems had lower performance outcomes on tests of reading than their peers who slept well.
Reading about moral characteristics helps teens absorb those traits as building blocks for their own morality, a new study reports.
The first two years of primary education are a critical point for the development of the brain's reading network in children, researchers say.
Adults learning to read a novel language can better cement their lessons with handwriting, a new study reports. Writing by hand reinforces both aural and visual learning, providing a perceptual-motor experience that unifies what is being learned about the letters.
Neuroimaging study reveals a biological deficit in some children with dyslexia that impairs phonological decoding.
Children at high risk for dyslexia have trouble learning new words after hearing them, a new study reports. Results show those at risk of dyslexia have border difficulties in processing language in the brain, which may account for why reading difficulties occur.
Whether you are a fan of War and Peace, or would rather immerse yourself in romantic fiction, researchers say the more you read, the better your verbal skills. The study reports those who read fiction for leisure score higher on language tests than those who read to simply access specific information.
Using characters from "Game of Thrones", researchers investigated what happens in the brain when people immerse themselves in fiction. The study found the more people became immersed in a story, the more they "became" the fictional character while reading. This was reflected in activity changes in the ventromedial prefrontal cortex, an area of the brain associated with thinking about one's self.
Researchers have identified a connectivity fingerprint that suggests the brain's reading network works across different cognitive domains, even mathematical skills.
Those who received explicit instructions about the relationship between sound and spelling experienced dramatic improvements in their reading ability.
When reading, people are not only able to predict the next word, but also the words' grammatical properties. This allows us to read faster. The findings could help with the development of new neural networks focused on natural language processing.