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date: 03 August 2020

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This chapter explains the reciprocal relation between the biology and psychology of reading by reviewing what is known about how dyslexia develops, beginning with etiology (genes and environment and their interplay) and moving across levels of analysis to reading itself. Current research supports the view that early changes in brain development lead to reductions in white matter connectivity in the left hemisphere which in turn affect the development of cognitive processes necessary for reading development.

Keywords: dyslexia, genes, white matter, etiology, development

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