Genetics

About half of kids' learning ability is in their DNA, study says

You may think you're better at reading than you are at math (or vice versa), but new research suggests you're probably equally good (or bad) at both. The reason: The genes that determine a person's ability to tackle one subject ...

Neuroscience

Researchers discover a biological marker of dyslexia

(Medical Xpress)—Though learning to read proceeds smoothly for most children, as many as one in 10 is estimated to suffer from dyslexia, a constellation of impairments unrelated to intelligence, hearing or vision that make ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Dyslexia defined: New study 'uncouples' reading and IQ over time

Contrary to popular belief, some very smart, accomplished people cannot read well. This unexpected difficulty in reading in relation to intelligence, education and professional status is called dyslexia, and researchers at ...

Neuroscience

Nature versus nurture: How modern science is rewriting it

The question of whether it is genes or environment that largely shapes human behavior has been debated for centuries. During the second half of the 20th century, there were two camps of scientists—each believing that nature ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Attentional blink examined to aid struggling readers

While you are reading this article, your brain is identifying letters, constructing sounds and recognising meaning, all within milliseconds… but what is going on behind the scenes?

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