Cross-linguistic neuroimaging and dyslexia

A critical view

Tarik Hadzibeganovic, Maurits van den Noort*, Peggy Bosch, Matjaž Perc, Rosalinde van Kralingen, Katrien Mondt, Max Coltheart

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Abstract

Recent neuro-cognitive theories of dyslexia presume that all dyslexics have the same type of brain abnormality irrespective of the particular writing system their language uses. In this article, we indicate how this presumption is inconsistent with cross-linguistic investigations of reading and dyslexia. There are two main issues. First, the information-processing requirements of reading vary greatly across different orthographies. Second, it is known that even within a single orthography there are different subtypes of dyslexia. Consequentially, it cannot be the case, not even within a single orthography let alone across orthographies, that all dyslexics have the same type of brain abnormality. Neuro-cognitive theorizing about dyslexia cannot afford to ignore these issues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1312-1316
Number of pages5
JournalCortex
Volume46
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010

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    Hadzibeganovic, T., van den Noort, M., Bosch, P., Perc, M., van Kralingen, R., Mondt, K., & Coltheart, M. (2010). Cross-linguistic neuroimaging and dyslexia: A critical view. Cortex, 46(10), 1312-1316. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2010.06.011