Dyslexia affects English, Chinese learners differently

Dyslexia affects children's brains differently depending on whether they are learning in English or Chinese, according to a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "This finding was very surprising to us. We had not ever thought that dyslexics' brains are different for children who read in English and Chinese," said lead author Li-Hai Tan, a University of Hong Kong professor of linguistics and cognitive sciences. "Our finding yields neurobiological clues to the cause of dyslexia."

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