The Dyslexic Brain: New Pathways in Neuroscience Discovery offers a state-of-the art examination of the neural components and functions involved in reading and in the possible sources of breakdown. Suggestions for intervention are introduced throughout the book.
The book is based on presentations at a summer 2004 symposium, which was part of an ongoing symposia series titled, “The Extraordinary Brain,” convened by The Dyslexia Foundation. The participants are top scholars in the multidisciplinary research programs related to the neuroscience of brain development in general and reading disorders in specific.
The Dyslexic Brain: New Pathways in Neuroscience Discovery will be important to researchers and scholars interested in dyslexia, as well as those interested in issues involving the cognitive consequences of unusual brain development. Graduate students looking at reading and reading disorders in schools of education and communication disorders will also find substantial new information.
Table of Contents
Preface. P. McCardle, Foreword. Part 1. The Phenotype of Dyslexia. Introduction. M. Wolf, B. O'Brien, From the Sumerians to Images of the Reading Brain: Insights for Reading Theory and Intervention. K.R. Pugh, R. Sandak, S.J. Frost, D. Moore, J.G. Rueckl, W.E. Mencl, Neurobiological Studies of Skilled and Impaired Reading: A Work in Progress. P. Tallal, Process Faster, Talk Earlier, Read Better. F. Ramus, A Neurological Model of Dyslexia and Other Domain-Specific Developmental Disorders With an Associated Sensorimotor Syndrome. Part 2. The Genetics of Dyslexia and Cortical Development. Introduction. C. Marino, M. Molteni, Chromosome 15 and Developmental Dyslexia. J.J. LoTurco, Y. Wang, M. Paramasivam, Neuronal Migration and Dyslexia Susceptibility. J. Gleeson, Genetic Disorders of Neuronal Migration and Brain Wiring. F. Burgaya, C. García-Frigola, R. Andrés, N. Vitureira, G. López-Domènech, L. de Lecea, E. Soriano, New Genes Involved in Cortical Development. R.W. Williams, Genomics and Dyslexia: Bridging the Gap. Part 3. Animal Models of Cortical Development. Introduction. P. Crino, Focal Malformations of Cortical Development. F. Plaisant, R.H. Fontaine, B. Mesplès, P. Gressens, Excitotoxic Lesions of the Developing Brain. A. Zsombok, K.M. Jacobs, What a Difference a Day Makes: Linking Timing to Mechanisms in Epileptogenic Microgyri. K.S. Lee, M.J. Anzivino, M.G. Machizawa, F. Zhang, C. Williams, F. Schottler, S. Tsuchitani, J. Drummond, C.L. Kinard, E. Bertram, S. Trotter, J. Kapur, Z-F. Chen, Structural and Functional Deficits in a Rat Model of Cortical Heterotopia. R.H. Fitch, A.M. Peiffer, Behavioral Consequences of Focal Anamalies in the Cerebral Cortex. Part 4. Brain Plasticity. Introduction. D.N. Kennedy, MRI-Based Morphometry in Human Developmental Disorders: Looking Back in Time. H. Théoret, A. Pascual-Leone, Cortical Plasticity: The Effects of Sensory Deprivation. A.M. Galaburda, Dyslexia: Advances in Cross-Level Research.
"This impressive volume provides us with the most up-to-date research available on a disorder that affects millions....it is a very good book, and if the science it reports leads to improved interventions that help mitigate dyslexia (and perhaps also literacy), that will be a very good thing." - PsycCRITIQUES