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Beautiful Minds – What New Research Shows Dyslexia and Artists Have in Common [Premium]

 BBC Science:  “…artists had increased neural matter in areas relating to fine motor movements and visual imagery. The research, published in NeuroImage, suggests that an artist’s talent could be innate…these detailed scans revealed that the artist group had significantly more grey matter in the area of the brain called the precuneus in the parietal lobe.” From Cerebral […]
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Singer Songwriter Freya Ridings

“I struggled so much at school with dyslexia, and I really found it so difficult in so many ways. When I found music, it just became an anchor that got me through the hardest school years…I couldn’t read music, and all my music teachers gave up on me one by one because I couldn’t […]

Music and Dyslexia [PREMIUM]

For our last book, it was when we were getting ready to wrap up our interview with compact disk inventor James Russell, when the question “But when are you going to ask me about music?” came up. Music, we learned was a huge part of Jim Russell’s life (and still is) and interest in inventing […]
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Gwen Stefani The Voice and Dyslexia

 “It was such a turning point to find that I had a talent and I had something to contribute, somewhere.” – Gwen Stefani, singer, songwriter, fashion designer, actress

As a child, Gwen was very creative, performing puppet shows for friends and neighbors with her brother and creating her own fashions from scratch or thrift stores […]

This is Your Brain on Phonics – fMRI and Dyslexia [Premium Subscription]

One of the greatest neuromyths about dyslexia is that it’s just about reading. Kudos to the Gabrieli lab (and many others) who are unraveling the differences that exist between dyslexic and non-dyslexic children because the science can inform us about what we may need to do as teachers and tutors. In the following article, we’ll […]
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