Research Topic: Brain Function and Dyslexic Resiliency

Research shows dyslexics who gain strong reading skills show different patterns of brain activiation than nondyslexic readers or dyslexics who continue to experience difficulties with reading. Differences include increased activation of right brain and prefrontal regions during reading tasks, and reduced activation of left brain regions.

Research Articles:

Rasamimanana Maud; Mylène Barbaroux, Pascale Colé, Mireille Besson. Semantic compensation and novel word learning in university students with dyslexia. Neuropsychologia. In Press; Available online 22 January, 2020.

Xi Yu, Jennifer Zuk, Meaghan V. Perdue, Ola Ozernov-Palchik, Talia Raney, Sara D. Beach, Elizabeth S. Norton, Yangming O, John D. E. Gabrieli, Nadine Gaab. Putative protective neural mechanisms in pre-readers with a family history of dyslexia who subsequently develop typical reading skills. Human Brain Mapping. , 2020.

Jennifer Zuk, Jade Dunstan, Elizabeth Norton, Xi Yu, Ola Ozernov-Palchik, Yingying Wang, Tiffany P. Hogan, John D. E. Gabrieli, Nadine Gaab. Multifactorial pathways facilitate resilience among kindergarteners at risk for dyslexia: A longitudinal behavioral and neuroimaging study. Developmental Science. Accepted manuscript online: 01 May 2020, 2020.

Łuniewska, Chyl, Debska, Banaszkiewicz, Żelechowska, Marchewka, Grabowska and Jednoróg. Children with dyslexia and familial risk for dyslexia present atypical development of the neuronal phonological network. Frontiers in Neuroscience. , 2019.

Mittag, Maria; Eric Larson, Samu Taulu, Maggie Clarke, Patricia Kuhl. Altered auditory sampling in infants at risk for dyslexia across the sensitive period of native phoneme learning. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 146, 2832, 2019.

Whitney, Carol, Paddy Ross, Zhiheng Zhou, and Lars Strother. The Visual Word Form Area Natively Processes Shape Sequences: Implications for Developmental Dyslexia. PsyArXiv. June 9, 2019.

Aboud, Katherine S., Laura A. Barquero and Laurie E. Cutting.. Prefrontal mediation of the reading network predicts intervention response in dyslexia. Cortex. 101: 96-106, April, 2018.

Smadar Z. Patael, Emily A. Farris, Jessica M. Black, Roeland Hancock, John D. E. Gabrieli, Laurie E. Cutting,. Brain basis of cognitive resilience: Prefrontal cortex predicts better reading comprehension in relation to decoding. PLOS One. Online: June 14, 2018.

Yu, Xi; Jennifer Zuk, Nadine Gaab. What Factors Facilitate Resilience in Developmental Dyslexia? Examining Protective and Compensatory Mechanisms Across the Neurodevelopmental Trajectory. Child Development Perspectives. Volume 12, Issue 4 , Pages 240-246, 2018.

Eddy Cavalli, Pascale Colé, Chotiga Pattamadilok, Jean-Michel Badier, Christelle Zielinski, Valérie Chanoine, Johannes C. Ziegler. Spatiotemporal reorganization of the reading network in adult dyslexia. Cortex. Volume 92, Pages 204-221, 2017.

Eddy Cavalli, Lynne G. Duncan, Carsten Elbro, Abdessadek El Ahmadi, Pascale Colé. Phonemic—Morphemic dissociation in university students with dyslexia: an index of reading compensation?. Annals of Dyslexia. Vol 67, Issue 1, pp 63-84, 2017.

Shaywitz, B.A., Skudlarski, P., Holahan, J.M., Marchione, K.E., Constable, R.T., Fulbright, R.K., Zelterman, D., Lacadie, C. and Shaywitz, S.E.. Age‐related changes in reading systems of dyslexic children. Annals of Neurology. 61: 363-370, 2017.

Karen E. Waldie, Anna J. Wilson, Reece P. Roberts, David Moreau. Reading network in dyslexia: Similar, yet different. Brain and Language. Volume 174, Pages 29-41, November, 2017.

Welcome Suzanne E, Chiarello Christine, Thompson Paul M, Sowell Elizabeth R. Reading Skill is Related to Individual Differences in Brain Structure in College Students. Human Brain Mapping. 32 (8):1194–1205, 2011.

Stefan Heim, Marion Grande, Elisabeth Meffert, Simon B. Eickhoff, Helen Schreiber, Juraj Kukolja, Nadim Jon Shah, Walter Huber, Katrin Amunts. Cognitive levels of performance account for hemispheric lateralisation effects in dyslexic and normally reading children,. Neuroimage. Volume 53, Issue 4, Pages 1346-1358, 2010.

Hoeft Fumiko, McCandliss Bruce D, Black Jessica M, et al. Neural systems predicting long-term outcome in dyslexia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. Vol 108 No. 1: 361-366, 2010.

Welcome SE, Leonard CM, Chiarello C. Alternate reading strategies and variable asymmetry of the planum temporale in adult resilient readers. Brain and Language. 113: 73-83, 2010.

Sarah Illingworth, Dorothy V.M. Bishop. Atypical cerebral lateralisation in adults with compensated developmental dyslexia demonstrated using functional transcranial Doppler ultrasound. Brain and Language. Volume 111, Issue 1, Pages 61-65,, 2009.

Welcome, Suzanne E; Christine Chiarello, Laura K. Halderman, Christiana M. Leonard. Lexical processing skill in college-age resilient readers. Reading and Writing. Volume 22, Issue 3, pp 353–371 |, 2009.

Bolger, D. J., Minas, J., Burman, D. D., & Booth, J. R.. Differential effects of orthographic and phonological consistency in cortex for children with and without reading impairment. Neuropsychologia. 46(14), 3210–3224, 2008.

Leonard Christiana M, Eckert Mark A. Assymetry and Dyslexia. Developmental Neuropsychology. , 2008.

Christine Chiarello, Linda J. Lombardino, Natalie A. Kacinik, Ronald Otto, Christiana M. Leonard. Neuroanatomical and behavioral asymmetry in an adult compensated dyslexic. Brain and Language,. Volume 98, Issue 2, Pages 169-181,, 2006.

S. Hélène Deacon, Rauno Parrila & John R. Kirby. Processing of derived forms in high-functioning dyslexics. Annals of Dyslexia. 56, 103–128, 2006.

Shaywitz SE, Shaywitz BA, Fulbright R, et al. Neural Systems for Compensation and Persistence: Young Adult Outcome of Childhood Reading Disability. Biological Psychiatry. 54:25-33, 2003.

Rumsey JM, Horwitz B, Donohue BC, Nace KL, Maisog JM, Andreason P.. A functional lesion in developmental dyslexia: left angular gyral blood flow predicts severity.. Brain and Language. 70(2):187-204, 1999.

B. Horwitz, J. M. Rumsey, and B. C. Donohue. Functional connectivity of the angular gyrus in normal reading and dyslexia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 95(15): 8939–8944, 1998.


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