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Dyslexia based on culture

Posted - Sep. 2, 2004 at 9:20 a.m.



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LONDON Dyslexia, a common reading and learning disorder, could be influenced by culture, researchers said yesterday.

They discovered that a different area of the brain is affected in dyslexic Chinese children who read the character-based language.

"The finding provides an insight . . . into dyslexia by suggesting that the biological abnormality of impaired reading is dependent on culture," said Li Hai Tan, of the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Reuters

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