Dyslexia and the Brain!

More than 10% of the population are dyslexic. The interesting thing about dyslexia is that sometimes the ones that has it, doesn’t even realize it. Really amazing and smart people like Albert Einstein, Him Carrey, Whoopi Goldberg and Mohammed Ali had dyslexia. When one has dyslexia, they have a difficult time keeping up with the readings with their peers and they take a long time decoding every single word they read. Most people think of dyslexia as seeing the words backwards, but interestingly enough, they see it the same way as everyone else. Dyslexia is caused by phonological processing problem, which means that they have trouble manipulating language. People with dyslexia have to break down the words in order to be able to read it. For example, if they were to read “fantastic,” they would have to break it down to “fan-tas-tic.” The fact that they have to decode most of the words, it is very hard for them to keep up with peers/colleagues at school and work place. Dyslexia can be hereditary as well. If someone in the family has dyslexia, they are more likely to have dyslexia as well. The brain is divided into two hemispheres and the left side is responsible for language, learning, reading and etc while the right side takes care of spatial activities. Those with dyslexia rely more on the right hemisphere and frontal lobe. Therefore, it takes longer for the brain to process everything. Below, there is an comparison image of a typical brain and a Dyslexic brain:

Brain-Illustration

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2 thoughts on “Dyslexia and the Brain!

  1. This was a great explanation. With the dyslexic brain, is the broca’s area larger because it has a harder time to process everything?

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  2. Albert Einstein was a smart man. To me when it comes to Dyslexia and analyze all the things Einstein did, he would be misdiagnosed.

    Unlike the information we received, “‘When one has dyslexia, they have a difficult time keeping up with the readings with their peers and they take a long time decoding every single word they read. Most people think of dyslexia as seeing the words backwards, but interestingly enough, they see it the same way as everyone else. Dyslexia is caused by phonological processing problem, which means that they have trouble manipulating language”. Perhaps Albert Einstein wanted to read more into things, and find a reason and logic to things. To do this, it requires left brain usage.

    The left brain according to studies, does what you mentioned above and that acquires what I mentioned aswell, logic and reasoning. The right brain is used for memory, feelings, listening, processing and creativity. He obviously used both sides, one can’t be without the other. However he was very analytic, hence he came up with his famous theories and formula, E=mc^2.

    Vreyes

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