Discussion: “Try harder” is a myth

Join Understood at 1:00 p.m. for a conversation with David Flink, founder and chief empowerment officer of Eye to Eye. He’ll talk about growing up with dyslexia and ADHD and will share personal stories illustrating why “just try harder” is a myth for kids with learning and attention issues.

This is your brain on dyslexia

It’s a safe bet that dyslexics and non-dyslexics have different patterns of brain activity while reading. The real questions are, how do these patterns differ and do the differences shed any light on the possible causes of dyslexia. Researchers from Boston University, the MGH Institute of Health Professions and MIT used fMRI to address these questions and found results that were both unexpected and informative. Read their findings here: