Auditory, Dyslexia, Science, Visual

The Neurology of Dyslexia

A long and detailed but not excessively technical look at the neurological underpinnings of dyslexia.
Both phonological and visual hypotheses have received valuable contribution from modern functional imaging techniques. Results of recent PET and functional MRI studies are reported here in some detail. Finally, one attractive interpretation of available evidence points to dyslexia as a multi-system deficit possibly based on a fundamental incapacity of the brain in performing tasks requiring processing of brief stimuli in rapid temporal succession. It is proposed that this so-called `temporal processing impairment’ theory of dyslexia could also account for at least some of the perceptual, motor and cognitive symptoms very often associated with the learning disorder, a coincidence that has remained unexplained so far“.
The neurological basis of developmental dyslexia.

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  1. Liz

    Hi Chris, it would have been helpful for me to know that this was an old article, the title, and the researcher’s name.

    Brain, Vol. 123, No. 12, 2373-2399, December 2000

    Review article
    The neurological basis of developmental dyslexia
    An overview and working hypothesis
    Michel Habib

    Cognitive Neurology Laboratory, Department of Neurology, CHU Timone, 13385 Marseille, France

    Correspondence to: Dr Michel Habib, Centre de recherche, Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie, 4565 Ch. Queen Mary, Montréal (QUE), Canada H3W 1W5 E-mail:

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