We recently published the first fMRI findings of Project Leeswinst data showing brain activation differences in children with and without dyslexia while performing the ‘aba’ ‘ada’ task in the MRI scanner. We show that behaviourally, all children perform the task similarly but that there is a difference in brain activation, with children with dyslexia showing less activation in a brain area specialized for text compared to typically reading children. This indicates that children with dyslexia likely relied on other brain areas to combine the letters and speech sounds. We also show that brain activation in this area and brain areas specialized for speech perception is linked to reading skills in all children.
You can read the article here: 10.1016/j.nicl.2021.102588