Coherence of hemispheric function in developmental dyslexia.

TitleCoherence of hemispheric function in developmental dyslexia.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsLeisman, G
JournalBrain Cogn
Date Published2002 Mar-Apr
KeywordsBrain, Child, Dyslexia, Electroencephalography, Female, Functional Laterality, Humans, Male, Models, Psychological, Occipital Lobe, Parietal Lobe

Left parieto-occipital EEG leads record a frequency spectrum in dyslexics that is consistently different from the spectrum obtained from normals. It is suggested that these effects represent significant differences in the functional organization of these areas. EEG coherence values indicate that normals have significantly greater sharing between hemispheres at symmetrical locations. Dyslexics demonstrate significantly greater sharing within hemisphere than do normals. The data supports developmental dyslexia being a functional hemispheric disconnection syndrome.

Alternate JournalBrain Cogn
PubMed ID12030482