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Trends Cogn Sci. 2002 Sep 1;6(9):359.

Paying attention to reading errors in acquired dyslexia.

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Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science (MACCS), Macquarie University, NSW 2109,., Sydney, Australia


The important role of selective attention in normal reading is illustrated by a relatively rare form of acquired dyslexia known as 'attentional dyslexia'. Theories of the functional deficit underlying this disorder differ as to the locus of the attentional dysfunction. A recent study by Mayall and Humphreys has contributed to this debate by studying letter migration errors in an attentional dyslexic.

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