[PREMIUM] Latest Research: Dyslexia, Sequential Memory, and Seeing the Big Picture

[PREMIUM] Latest Research: Dyslexia, Sequential Memory, and Seeing the Big Picture

“My mind doesn’t work like a train track. It’s more like a web page with lots of hyperlinks.” – dyslexic honors college student. It’s refreshing to see that more researchers take an interest on dyslexia beyond reading. In this recent paper from Belgium and Missouri, the challenges of remembering sequential information  for dyslexics and non-dyslexics was reviewed. Both working memory and sequencing were examined. Working memory is a type of short-term memory necessary for keeping information ‘in mind.’ Sequencing is remembering the order that things are said. It’s activities such as this that that can make something like following classroom instructions or remembering computer passwords easy or hard. Several interesting observations were made from their review of the research literature: – Dyslexic children and adults tend […]

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Harvard Genetics Professor George Church on Dyslexia and Failing [Premium]

Harvard Genetics Professor George Church on Dyslexia and Failing [Premium]

“If you’re not failing, You’re probably not trying as hard as you could be.” – Dyslexic Harvard Genetics Professor George Church From Harvard’s Gazette: Church had an erratic path through higher education like many dyslexic students, but his path shows a lot of ingenuity, passion, and dogged persistence in spite of not learning to read well. As a young person: “I was using books — even though I had a lot of trouble reading. By using the index and using photographs, I could figure out just about anything. So that kind of set me on a course of independent study. I was not particularly well adapted socially. I had dyslexia, narcolepsy, OCD, ADD — all these things were very mild, but made me feel different.” […]

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Dyslexic Visionary Architect Lord Richard Rogers [Premium]

Dyslexic Visionary Architect Lord Richard Rogers [Premium]

“Richard Rogers’ late entry into the 4th Year was not successful. He has a genuine interest in and a feeling for architecture but surely lacks the intellectual equipment to translate these feelings into sound building. His designs will continue to suffer while his drawing is so bad, his method of work so chaotic and his critical judgement so inarticulate”. “…there is no disputing that he is one of the most influential architects of all time…”   Richard Rogers was definitely a late bloomer. “I was an appalling student all of my life. In fact, I always like to say, I enjoyed much more the last third of my life, than I have in my first third…” Rogers is best known for his work on the […]

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