“You didn’t go to an Ivy League school, your mom mortgaged your house to help get your start… You’ve talked about how you barely made it out of high school and you’re dyslexic. A lot of entrepreneurs have talked about that almost helping their rise. Do you think that played a role in your […]
Are you a good multi-tasker? If you answered ‘yes’, scientists at Stanford might disagree with you. When university students tested in a multitasking experiment involving colored bars, the heavy media multitaskers were more likely to have trouble ignoring irrelevant stimuli.
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Multi-Tasking Has Its Costs
“While my dyslexia prevented me from getting higher degrees, my sensitivity to emotion, extreme attention to detail capacity (which I long considered a drawback) to think in pictures rather than words have proven immensely useful in studying and understand the behavior of animals.” – Ben Kilham, one of the world’s authorities on black bears
For some, […]
Dyslexia as Difference, Not Disease.
Although 15-20% of the population are dyslexic and comprise among some of the most accomplished people in society, the British Dyslexia Association has had to make a statement of concern regarding The Guardian’s recent article regarding dyslexic donors.
“The British Dyslexia Association (B.D.A.) is certain that dyslexic individuals and the children […]