Using fiber-optic pens to study the brains of children with dyslexia

Using fiber-optic pens to study the brains of children with dyslexia

An inexpensive fiber-optic pen is allowing scientists to study the brains of children with learning disabilities. Researchers asked 11- and 14-year-olds with either dyslexia or dysgraphia to use a fiber-optic pen while their heads were inside an fMRI scanner. The researchers have already found some surprising results. “There are certain centers and neural pathways that we didn’t expect.”

http://www.washington.edu/news/2013/06/17/fiber-optic-pen-helps-see-inside-brains-of-children-with-learning-disabilities/

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