Greater left-brain asymmetry can predict both better and average performance on a foundational level of reading ability.
Neuroimaging reveals surprisingly few links between white matter structure and reading ability in children.
A new study reveals a child's reading skills can be developed with the help of a newly designed child-friendly action video game.
Russian children's books focus more heavily on negative human emotions, such as anger, sadness, and fear than books US parents are likely to expose their young children to.
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.