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Neurobiology of dyslexia : A reinterpretation of the data

Ramus, Franck (2004) Neurobiology of dyslexia : A reinterpretation of the data. [Journal (Paginated)]

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Theories of developmental dyslexia differ on how to best interpret the great variety of symptoms (linguistic, sensory, motor) observed in dyslexic individuals. One approach views dyslexia as a specific phonological deficit, which sometimes co-occurs with a more general sensorimotor syndrome. The present review of the neurobiology of dyslexia shows that neurobiological data are indeed consistent with this view, explaining both how a specific phonological deficit might arise, and why a sensorimotor syndrome should be significantly associated with it. This new conceptualisation of the aetiology of dyslexia may generalise to other neuro-developmental disorders, and may further explain heterogeneity within each disorder and co-morbidity between disorders.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
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Keywords:dyslexia, specific language impairment, sensory deficits, motor impairment, magnocellular dysfunction, ectopias
Subjects:Neuroscience > Neuropsychology
Psychology > Developmental Psychology
Neuroscience > Neuroanatomy
ID Code:4524
Deposited By:Ramus, Dr Franck
Deposited On:01 Sep 2005
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:56

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