Revisiting Strephosymbolie: The Connection between Interhemispheric Transfer and Developmental Dyslexia
AbstractThe hypothesis that an atypical hemispheric specialization is associated to developmental dyslexia (DD) is receiving renewed interest, lending some support to Orton’s theory. In this article, we investigated whether interhemispheric transfer processes (IHT) are likely to be involved in developmental dyslexia. In this study, we tested 13 children with developmental dyslexia and 13 matched controls (aged 8 to 13 years) in four different tasks. In a tactile transfer task, the dyslexic children’s performance was less accurate. In a standard Poffenberger paradigm, dyslexic children performed slower than the controls in all conditions and did not show any difference between crossed and uncrossed conditions. Furthermore, they showed an increased asymmetry of performance according to the responding hand, while controls gave more coherent responses. In a visual task of object orientation discrimination, dyslexic children had slower Response Times (RTs) than controls, especially for mirror-reversed objects in the right visual field. Finally, a higher number of dyslexic children showed mirror-drawing or mirror-writing with respect to controls. Our results as a whole show that children with DD are impaired in interhemispheric transfer, although the differences in performance among dyslexic individuals suggest the impairment of different psychophysiological mechanisms. As such, a common origin in terms of connectivity problems is proposed. View Full-Text
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Daini, R.; De Fabritiis, P.; Ginocchio, C.; Lenti, C.; Lentini, C.M.; Marzorati, D.; Lorusso, M.L. Revisiting Strephosymbolie: The Connection between Interhemispheric Transfer and Developmental Dyslexia. Brain Sci. 2018, 8, 67.
Daini R, De Fabritiis P, Ginocchio C, Lenti C, Lentini CM, Marzorati D, Lorusso ML. Revisiting Strephosymbolie: The Connection between Interhemispheric Transfer and Developmental Dyslexia. Brain Sciences. 2018; 8(4):67.Chicago/Turabian Style
Daini, Roberta; De Fabritiis, Paola; Ginocchio, Chiara; Lenti, Carlo; Lentini, Cristina M.; Marzorati, Donatella; Lorusso, Maria L. 2018. "Revisiting Strephosymbolie: The Connection between Interhemispheric Transfer and Developmental Dyslexia." Brain Sci. 8, no. 4: 67.
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