Deficit in Brain Activity Is Linked to Dyslexia T BRITISH ASSOCIATION Scientists Explain Why Dyslexics Have Problems Driving, and Calculate the Impact of Genetics on Life Assurance Payouts
Steve Connor Science Editor, The Independent (London, England)
A REGION of the brain known as the body's autopilot, because it allows us to carry out complex movements without thinking too hard, has been linked to dyslexia, the learning disorder that affects one child in twenty.
Scientists have identified abnormal activity in the cerebellum of dyslexics, which could account for why they must concentrate far harder on reading than non-dyslexic people, a finding that may lead to better pre-school tests for the condition.
The research could explain why dyslexic children tend to be more clumsy and why they find it more difficult to carry out "automatic" movements that other people take for granted, such as driving while talking, …
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Publication information: Article title: Deficit in Brain Activity Is Linked to Dyslexia T BRITISH ASSOCIATION Scientists Explain Why Dyslexics Have Problems Driving, and Calculate the Impact of Genetics on Life Assurance Payouts. Contributors: Steve Connor Science Editor - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: September 14, 1999. Page number: 8. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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