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It's the chicken not the egg: visual attentional deficits in adults with dyslexia are not the result of a failure to learn to read

Flint, Sarah

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The magnocellular deficit theory of dyslexia posits that many individuals with dyslexia demonstrate deficits in reading, visual attention and visual processing which can be attributed to a functional failure of the magnocells in the visual system, or general impairment in the dorsal visual pathway. Research from the last 10 years has examined magnocellular function in pre-readers, demonstrating that there is a magnocellular deficit evident in pre-readers at...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015-12-01
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/110006

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