Dyslexia Can Be Tracked In The Developing Stages Of The Brain: Latest MIT Academic Research RevealsBy Michael Lagura, UniversityHerald Reporter
Lauren Uhr, a brain researcher from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who is oftentimes mentioned to have been personally motivated by the study, is at arm's reach over completing her latest academic research. Her research, once completed, could prove the proposition that Dyslexia can be tracked in the developing stages of the brain.
Starting up in MIT as a biology science major, Urh has not yet fully grasped the wonders of science until she took an introductory psychology course. It was upon taking this course that she was instantly sucked back into her own personal experience.
More so, this has rekindled her interest of dyslexia after having suffered such disorder when she was young. The rest was history to her then when after that, she shifted to brain and cognitive sciences.
Bearing the enlightenment and the hope that technology may hold the best answer for finally tracking down the occurrence of the disorder in the brain, Urh joined forces with a professor and a team of neuroscientists in MIT. Currently called the READ study, Urh is still even hoping that more collaborative efforts, necessary for keeping the fire that had been started by Boston Children's Hospital and MIT, would arise in the future.
Hence, this research by Urh seeks to prove the proposition that Dyslexia can be tracked and therefore monitored in the developing stages of the brain. Eventually, the research's main proponent, John Gabrieli and a team of brain scientists have finally sealed partnership with Urh, MIT News Office reported.
Fortunately, quite a good number of children-supporting institutes have recently indicated interest in supporting the research. After all, the outcome of the research benefits best the children.
Urh nods in response as there is nothing more that she seeks than to support children suffering from the same difficulty she had undergone before. Dyslexia, respectively, makes reading a very difficult and traumatic experience for children in the elementary years.
Having kicked off by inviting a subset of children to come to MIT to have their brains scanned by MRI machines, the research gradually unfolds its methods with a diffusion-weighted imaging technique. This technique aims to suavely detect and track dyslexic tendencies in the brain through accurate mapping coordinates.
Hopefully, with the processes ensured, Gabrieli, Urh and the team of neuroscientists may pursue monitoring rights to three more waves of children until they progress to second grade. Hence, it is in the second grade that dyslexia finally takes shape in the brain, MIT News reported.