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Dyslexia may be associated with cerebellar abnormalities

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 22 May 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1372
  1. Judy Jones
  1. MalmesburyWiltshire

    Poor functioning of the cere-bellum, the part of the brain concerned with information processing and the automatisation of motor skills, is a key factor in dyslexia, according to a study in the Lancet (999;353:1662-7).

    Nearly one in 20 people is affected by dyslexia. The condition has been characterised over the past decade as a language problem, and investigations have focused …

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