fMRI auditory language differences between dyslexic and able reading children.


Journal Article

During fMRI, dyslexic and control boys completed auditory language tasks (judging whether pairs of real and/or pseudo words rhymed or were real words) in 30 s 'on' conditions alternating with a 30 s 'off' condition (judging whether tone pairs were same). During phonological judgment, dyslexics had more activity than controls in right than left inferior temporal gyrus and in left precentral gyrus. During lexical judgment, dyslexics were less active than controls in bilateral middle frontal gyrus and more active than controls in left orbital frontal cortex. Individual dyslexics were reliably less active than controls in left insula and left inferior temporal gyrus. Dyslexic and control children differ in brain activation during auditory language processing skills that do not require reading.

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Cited Authors

  • Corina, DP; Richards, TL; Serafini, S; Richards, AL; Steury, K; Abbott, RD; Echelard, DR; Maravilla, KR; Berninger, VW

Published Date

  • May 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1195 - 1201

PubMed ID

  • 11338191

Pubmed Central ID

  • 11338191

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1473-558X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0959-4965

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00001756-200105080-00029


  • eng