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Abstract #2895

Group Differences in Brain Activity Between Dyslexic Children and Normal Controls Using Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Youngseob Seo1, 2, Zhiyue J. Wang1, 2, Srinivas Rachakonda3, Jonathan M. Chia4, Nancy K. Rollins1, 2

1Radiology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, TX, United States; 2Radiology, Children's Medical Center Dallas, Dallas, TX, United States; 3University of New Mexico; 4Philips Healthcare

Dyslexia is referred to as specific reading disability/retardation in spite of conventional instruction and adequate intelligence. Learning to read is one of the most important skills for children to acquire in early education. We compared brain activities between dyslexic children and normal controls for reading and action-related tasks using fMRI and group ICA. We demonstrated there are differences in brain function activities in visual, executive, auditory, motor, sensory cortexes and Brocas area between the 2 groups.