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Mirror writing and similar problems are usually blamed on defects in visual perception, but in truth dyslexia seems to be a complex linguistic deficiency. The remedy is proper instruction in reading

March 1, 1987 — Frank R. Vellutino

Digital Dyslexia

Neural network mimics the effects of stroke

October 1, 1991 — Paul Wallich

It's all Chinese to me: Dyslexia has big differences in English and Chinese

Chinese dyslexia may be much more complex than the English variety, according to a new paper published online today in Current Biology . English speakers who have developmental dyslexia usually don't have trouble recognizing letters visually, but rather just have a hard time connecting them to their sounds.

October 12, 2009 — Katherine Harmon

ScienceSeeker Editor's Selections: Smokers, Dyslexia, and A Neuroscience Revolution

Here are my Science Seeker Editor's Selections for the past week:At Addiction Inbox, Dirk Hanson makes a bold statement: "It’s getting harder to interpret genetics studies, and that’s a good thing." Find out why: High-Risk Haplotypes in Smokers.G r e a t e r / l e t t e r / s p a c i n g / helps reading in dyslexia.

June 6, 2012 — Jason G. Goldman

All Things Brain: Click on

The Decade of the Brain stretched from 1990 to 1999.But, in reality, it never ended.The continuing celebration of all things brain extends, once more, with the unveiling of a mammoth Web site devoted to—funded with $1.53 million project over six years by the Gatsby and Kavli Foundations—amasses basic information from leading organizations, ranging from the National Institutes of Health to the International Brain Research Organization in France, chronicling both how the brain works as well as major brain diseases.

May 7, 2012 — Gary Stix


Welcome to the new home for The Thoughtful Animal!The main focus of this blog is animal cognition. Animals do some pretty cool things, and there are some clever ways for figuring out how an animal thinks.

April 12, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Babies born early--even by a week--are more likely to have special education needs

Premature infants have a known higher risk for poor neurological development, often leading to developmental and educational issues. However, these babies, born before 37 weeks, make up a small number of any generation, and new research shows that the 40 percent of babies born any more than a week before a full 40-week term are also at higher risk for having special education needs during childhood.

June 9, 2010 — Katherine Harmon

#SciAmBlogs Thursday - Actinides, Roy Chapman Andrews, Balloons in Space, Jumping Spiders and more

- Christie Wilcox - Blogging Science While Female – the Storify  - Jessica Morrison - The Disappearing Actinides, and Other Frustrations from the Bottom Row of the Periodic Table of the Elements  - Alex Wild - Real-life SpiderMan: Thomas Shahan and Thrifty Thursday: Fixed in Amber  - Mark Fischetti - New Orleans Protection Plan Will Rely on Wetlands to Hold Back Hurricanes  - John Matson - Newt to NASA: Stop Talking about Space Exploration–Just Do It  - David Bressan - Roy Chapman Andrews and the Kingdom of the Cretaceous Skulls  - George Musser - Could a Balloon Fly in Outer Space?  - Katherine Harmon - Jumping Spiders Use Blurry Vision to Catch Quick Prey with Precision [Video]  - DNLee - #scio12: The Big Takeaway from the Broadening Participation Panel  - Krystal D'Costa - Editor’s Selections: Roman lead poisoning, Dyslexia, Intelligence in context, and A.

January 27, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Unraveling the brain's secrets: Humility required

In early October, the Singularity Summit took place on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, a conference that highlighted the prospects for abolishing the ravages of aging and disease.

October 21, 2009 — Gary Stix

Published! Cortical Thickness, Reading Skill, and Reading Experience

I received my masters degree in 2009. After a loooong review process, the research that I conducted for my masters thesis - my first first-author publication - is finally published and online!Before beginning the research I'm currently doing, I started grad school conducting MRI research of reading and dyslexia.

April 3, 2012 — Jason G. Goldman

Star Filmmakers Found in Unlikely Spot

Two boys play scientists in the award-winning film, "Poisoning the World," that their class made. Courtesy of Tyson Schoeber. In Tyson Schoeber’s class at Nootka Elementary School in Vancouver, 15 fourth through seventh graders struggle to read, write or do math at a level near that of their peers in other classes.

June 13, 2012 — Ingrid Wickelgren

Introducing #SciAmBlogs bloggers: Jason Goldman

Every week I post a quick Q&A with one of our bloggers on the network, so you can get to know them better. This week, I chat with Jason G. Goldman of the The Thoughtful Animal blog.

October 4, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

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