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Educational Neuroscience Lecture: "Brain Imaging Studies of Reading and Dyslexia"

Date: April 24, 2019

Time: 4:10PM to 5:10PM

Location: 1220 Medical Research Building III

Event Flyer: Edu Neuro Speaker Series Poster Spring2019.pdf


Educational Neuroscience Series Lecture: Brain Imaging Studies of Reading and Dyslexia
April 24 (W)
4:10 p.m.

Held in 1220 MRB III. Presented by Guinevere Eden, D.Phil., Director, Center for the Study of Learning, and Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Georgetown University Medical Center. This presentation will review work using MRI to reveal brain areas that are involved in word processing in typical readers, and how these differ in children and adults with reading disability (dyslexia). Eden will discuss the neural correlates of successful reading intervention in dyslexia. Brain imaging can also play an important role in testing different theoretical frameworks that have been put forward to explain the etiology of dyslexia and in distinguishing between cause and consequence of this reading disability. Finally, this presentation will make a connection with math disability. Sponsored by the Vanderbilt Brain Institute, Vanderbilt University's Peabody College, and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. For more information, contact Gavin Price.


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