Brain activity pattern signals ability to compensate for dyslexia – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. A recent study has shown that adolescents without dyslexia show strong brain activation patterns on the left side of the brain. That’s where regions are commonly activated during reading. Dr. Brett Miller at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development says brain scans of teens with dyslexia revealed relatively weak activation patterns on the left side of the brain.
Miller: But what's of particular note here is that in the case of the adolescents with dyslexia who later were able to compensate for their disability, these individuals showed strong activation in the right hemisphere.
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