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  • Dyslexic brain hears fuzzy sounds

    Fox News - 09/20/2012

    Dyslexia may be rooted in a problem the brain has in teasing out distinct sounds from the incoming garble, researchers say.

    Considered a learning disability, dyslexia makes it difficult to read and spell for the estimated 15 percent of Americans who have it. Although dyslexia causes reading problems, the disorder is often linked to subtle difficulties with spoken language, such as trouble distinguishing rhyming syllables such as “ba” and “pa.”

    “Those deficits are seen even in infants who are at high risk for dyslexia,” said researcher Iris Berent, a cognitive scientist at Northeastern University in Boston.