Brain activity pattern signals ability to compensate for dyslexia – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Researchers have seen brain activity patterns related to dyslexia when measuring teens with a MRI scanner. Dr. Brett Miller at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development explains.
Miller: Essentially those that were reading normally showed strong brain activation pattern on the left side of the brain when completing the reading task inside the MRI scanner. To contrast that, those individuals who had dyslexia, their brain scans revealed relatively weak activation patterns on the left side of the brain in regions that are commonly activated during reading.
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