Saturday, April 12, 2008

Boing Boing: Dyslexia in alphabetical languages "evaporates" when learning Chinese for some people

via Boing Boing:
People suffering from dyslexia may find that their problems evaporate when they learn a new language, especially one that works with symbols very different from their native one. A study released yesterday reveals that brain abnormalities in English-speakers with dyslexia are quite different from those in people who speak Chinese. So it's very possible that a person who is dyslexic in Chinese wouldn't be in English, and vice versa.

Not necessarily education-related, but interesting nonetheless.

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