Dyslexia is well known as a condition that impacts on visual language processing, but recently a number of studies have discovered that it is accompanied by deficits in attention and perception.
As part of the study, just published online via the journal Neurocase, researchers monitored how adults with and without dyslexia responded to an ‘interference test’. Their results revealed large differences in terms of attention deficits for adults with dyslexia.
Lead author of the new paper, Dr Michael Proulx, explained: “Our results suggest a special type of attention – object based attention – might be a fundamental problem in dyslexia.
Research study: Stroop interference in adults with dyslexia. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24814960