New findings dispute the popular cerebellar deficit hypothesis of dyslexia. Researchers report the cerebellum is not engaged during reading in typical readers and does not differ in children with dyslexia.
Stronger activation for words over pseudo-words was seen in deep layers of the visual word form area. The activation caused top-down projections from higher language areas of the brain.
fMRI brain scans reveal semantic tuning during both reading and listening to words are highly correlated in selective areas of the cerebral cortex. The new brain maps enabled researchers to accurately predict which words would active specific regions of the cortex.
According to researchers, keeping both physically and mentally active during middle age can significantly reduce the risk of developing dementia during old age. The study found women who participated in mental activities were 46% less likely to develop dementia, and those who were physically active at a 52% reduced risk.
Researchers report using rhythmic movements while speaking helps to improve speech skills in children.
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A new neuroimaging study reveals tasks that require audiovisual processing are extremely difficult for children with dyslexia. The findings could lead to new tests that help identify the disorder before children fall behind their peers.
According to researchers, reading with your preschool aged children can boost their language development by up to eight months. Receptive language skills are positively enhanced when a child reads along with a carer, the study reports.
Using a green filter help to increase reading speed for children with dyslexia, researchers report.
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Researchers report the extent sensory specific parts of the brain connect functionally as a network during child development can help to predict their reading proficiency.