Navigation Links
Dyslexia Linked to Differences in Brain Circuitry
Date:5/14/2010

Scans picked up structural variations in critical 'white matter,' researchers say

FRIDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- Differences in the physical makeup of the brain could help explain why children with dyslexia have trouble with written language despite being able to handle other intellectual tasks, new research suggests.

Researchers from Vanderbilt University, Johns Hopkins University and Kennedy Krieger Institute used MRI brain-scanning technology to study dyslexia. They found signs linking dyslexia to structural differences in a bundle of fibers -- part of the brain's white matter -- that allow communication between cells in the left-hemisphere language network of the brain.

"When you are reading, you are essentially saying things out loud in your head," researcher Laurie Cutting of Vanderbilt University, explained in a news release. "If you have decreased integrity of white matter in this area, the front and back part of your brain are not talking to one another. This would affect reading, because you need both to act as a cohesive unit."

The research "brings us a little bit closer to understanding how dyslexia happens," said researcher Sheryl Rimrodt, in the news release.

The study is scheduled to be published in the June issue of the journal Cortex.

More information

The Nemours Foundation has more on understanding dyslexia.



-- Randy Dotinga



SOURCE: Elsevier, news release, May 10, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Differences in language circuits in the brain linked to dyslexia
2. Agricultural Chemical Spray Linked to Birth Defect Risk
3. 3 brain diseases linked by toxic form of same neural protein
4. Bad Behavior as a Kid Linked to Early Death in Men
5. Sedation Linked to Longer Stay in ICU
6. Personal History Linked to Feelings of Betrayal
7. Improved air quality linked to fewer pediatric ear infections
8. Flame-Retardant Chemical Linked to Conception Problems
9. Common antidepressant drugs linked to lactation difficulties in moms
10. Vitamin D Linked to Survival in Lymphoma Patients
11. Poop dermatitis linked to fashionable toilet seats, harsh chemicals
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... Brent Kasmer, a legally blind and certified ... be personalized through a fitness app. The fitness app plans to fix the two major ... only offer a one size fits all type program , They don’t eliminate ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents ... the American College of Mohs Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and ... highly effective treatment for skin cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... First Choice Emergency Room , the ... Ogunleye, as the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , “We ... new Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of ... award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , ... Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Those who have experienced traumatic events may suffer from ... avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. To avoid this ... coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel a range of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016 Dehaier Medical Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ... markets and sells medical devices and wearable sleep respiratory ... strategic cooperation agreement with Hongyuan Supply Chain Management Co., ... June 20, 2016, to develop Dehaier,s new Internet medical ... Dehaier will leverage Hongyuan Supply Chain,s sales platform to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... DUBLIN , June 24, 2016 ... "The World Market for Companion Diagnostic Tests" report to ... World Market for Companion Diagnostics The World ... diagnostic and personalized medicine diagnostics. Market analysis in the report ... Diagnostics Test Market (In Vitro Diagnostic Kits) by Region (N. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... --  Pulmatrix, Inc ., (NASDAQ: PULM ), ... today that it was added to the Russell Microcap ... set of U.S. and global equity indexes on June ... for Pulmatrix," said Chief Executive Officer Robert Clarke ... in developing drugs for crucial unmet medical needs, and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: