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Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2002 Apr;12(2):178-83.

Brain mechanisms in normal and dyslexic readers.

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Department of Human Development, Martha Van Rensselaer Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA.


Developmental dyslexics, individuals with an unexplained difficulty reading, have been shown to have deficits in phonological processing -- the awareness of the sound structure of words -- and, in some cases, a more fundamental deficit in rapid auditory processing. In addition, dyslexics show a disruption in white matter connectivity between posterior and frontal regions. These results give continued support for a neurobiological etiology of developmental dyslexia. However, more research will be required to determine the possible causal relationships between these neurobiological disruptions and dyslexia.

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