VIDI grant awarded to Milene Bonte

NWO awarded a VIDI grant (€ 800.000) to Milene Bonte for her research project entitled “Learning to read changes the listening brain: Imaging auditory cortical plasticity during typical and dyslexic reading development”.

Learning to read represents a major challenge in a child’s development and leads to a gradual re-shaping of existing brain networks for visual perception and spoken language. In this research project we use a longitudinal approach to follow this re-shaping of brain networks in typically reading and dyslexic children. The project is performed in close collaboration with national dyslexia institutes and aims to lead to a better understanding of individual differences in reading gains.