Left hemisphere of the brain is underactive in dyslexic people

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 18 April 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1185
  1. Sara Abdulla
  1. London

    The insular, an area in the left hemisphere of the brain that links Broca's area (responsible for the perception of the sound patterns of speech) and Wernicke's area (involved in the production of sound), seems to be underactive in some people with dyslexia, according to Professor Margaret Snowling, vice president of the British Dyslexia Association.

    Delivering the Novartis Foundation lecture at the Edinburgh Science Festival last week, Professor Snowling explained how her group had carried out a series of functional scans (using positron emission …

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