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By: Tanya Lewis Published: 12/06/2013 08:35 AM EST on LiveScience Dyslexia, the learning disability that makes reading and processing speech a challenge, may result from problems with brain connectivity, a new study suggests.
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A parade of 50 cars carrying 100 people showed up at an Oregon high school to support a bullied teen after his aunt made a plea for help on Facebook.
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Dyslexia, one of the most common learning disorders, may be the result of problems with brain connectivity, according to a study published in the U.S. journal Science Thursday.
People with dyslexia, estimated to be more than 10 percent of the world's population, have difficulty in reading, processing spoken language, and ultimately, learning.
Scientists have argued why dyslexics struggle with this process. Some suggested phonetic representations are distorted in the dyslexic brain. Another theory is that phonetic representations are intact in people with dyslexia, just hard to access by other brain regions involved in language processing.
To investigate the two potential sources, Bart Boets and colleagues from the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium scanned the brains of 22 normal and 23 dyslexic adults.
They used functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging techniques to look at patterns of nerve activity in the brain as these individuals responded to certain speech stimuli, noting how accurately sounds were mapped to their related phonetic representations.
"Quite to our surprise, and probably to the surprise of the broader dyslexia field, we found that the phonetic representations are perfectly intact in adults with dyslexia," Boets told reporters.
The researchers then performed a second analysis to explore whether connectivity in the brain differed between the two groups. They assessed how easily 13 regions involved in language processing could connect to phonetic representations, finding connectivity to be significantly hampered between certain regions in the brains of dyslexics.
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The purpose of the CCARE Summer Research Institute, co-sponsored by the Telluride Institute, a five-day conference to be held in Summer 2013, is to advance research on compassion and altruism through collaboration, dialog, inquiry, education, and research.
Drawing from several disciplines including neuroscience, psychology, genetics, economics, and contemplative traditions, the CCARE Summer Research Institute aims to examine compassion, altruism and prosocial behavior from a wide perspective of scientific angles. In particular, the institute will explore and discuss the neural correlates, biological bases and antecedents of compassion; the effects of compassion on behavior, physiology, overall health, and the brain; and methods, techniques, and programs for cultivating compassion and promoting altruism within individuals and society-wide. Compassion education programs will also be integrated into the curriculum.
At Therabilities Performing Arts Center, where Mingst can often be found singing a catchy children's tune, music is therapy. Launched in the spring by Lourdes Quinones, a physical therapist, the center also offers art and dance therapy classes to children with a wide range of physical and mental disabilities.
The group classes often resemble playtime more than therapy, but that's the point, Quinones said.
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Students, she said, don't realize that they are learning valuable school-readiness skills, such as how to raise their hands and wait in line.
Australian researchers from Monash University Gippsland say that combining sensory information may help improve the sight of people receiving visual prosthetics. They claim that by stimulating the senses of "touch" and "vision" at the same time, the brain is better able to interpret what it is "seeing."
Bionic eyes send electrical impulses to the brain, but many people struggle to make sense of what they are "seeing," particularly when they first receive the prosthetic.
George Van Doorn, along with colleagues Barry Richardson and Dianne Wuillemin, set out to explore if people could learn to "see" more quickly if more than one sense was stimulated at a time.
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