Dyslexia. Understanding speech.

Neuroscientists have discovered that a basic mechanism underlying sensory perception is deficient in individuals with dyslexia, according to new study. The brain typically adapts rapidly to sensory input, such as the sound of a person’s voice or images of faces and objects, as a way to make processing more efficient. But for individuals with dyslexia, the researchers found that adaptation was on average about half that of those without the disorder.

If a single, consistent voice speaks a stream of words, brains get used to the voice right away and adapt. But if every word spoken is in a different voice, the brain does not adapt. The difference in adaptation is large. Essentially, brains are working hard to process different voices, and much less hard to process a single voice. However, those with dyslexia adapt much less. In this cases, the amount of adaptation is small in general. Dyslexic brains are working hard to process speech no matter what. (1)

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We speak because we listen.

We act because we are acted upon.

We live because other people lived.

Trapped inside a mirror.

Trying to break the glass…

Do not be sad about dyslexia. It might be your way out…

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