Leuven researchers identify cause of dyslexia
Researchers at the University of Leuven have discovered a disconnect between different parts of the brain in people with dyslexia. The discovery could lead to a new treatment
Language and sounds are not connecting
Using MRI scans, the team monitored the brain activity of participants while they listened to sounds of speech. Surprisingly to the researchers, the registration of the sounds was the same for everyone. However, they discovered that parts of the brain responsible for language processing had problems connecting to areas that register the sounds.
The new insight means that brain stimulation therapy, in which different parts of the brain are simultaneously stimulated, could help dyslexic patients.
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