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RC > WR

A team of researchers who study reading and neuropsychology has reported results from a study that show what parts of the brain are involved in sentence comprehension other than those used for recognizing the words in the sentences. In a study entitled “Functional MRI of Sentence Comprehension in Children with Dyslexia: Beyond Word Recognition” that will appear soon in Cerebral Cortex, S. L. Rimrodt and colleagues (including Ken Pugh and Laurie Cutting, whom I know) compared the fMRI data from groups of children with and without dyslexia on tasks involving word reading and sentence comprehension. They found that the children with dyslexia had disproportional activation of areas of the brain usually employed in processing linguistic information, attending, and selecting responses.
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Posts from the West

Last week, Liz Ditz teased us with notices about her whereabouts: She was attending an annual conference about brain research and learning. Don’t think I’ve flipped a wig; she wasn’t hearing the pablum that we usually get on this topic. This is a scholarly event, with presentations by eminent authorities (Is that redundant? Nope.) who are invited to discuss their work. I wrote to Liz that I envied her opportunity to attend.

Liz posted these entries: What I Am Doing This Week: Learning and the Brain Conference and Cognitive Neuroscience and Education: A Ways to Go. Go read them and then monitor her site for updates from her conference adventures. I shall do so, and mayhaps she’ll send LD Blog a heads up when there are going to be new entries!